The impact of the methamphetamine epidemic in the American West is striking with brutal force and unleashing a ravaging devastation to many small, rural communities.
Unlike crack cocaine that erupted in urban areas in the 1980s, methamphetamine has taken hold in rural areas far away from America’s watchful eye. The rural, less populated areas of the West are now hotbeds for methamphetamine horror stories.
The unique attributes characterizing the appeal and isolation of the American West are rapidly becoming fertile ground for meth manufacturers. “Small Town America” has now become a high-stakes venue for methamphetamine trafficking.