Meth in general is on the rise. Blaming it all on Mexico is not the solution. Texas, and the United States, both have plenty of citizens who know how to cook meth. Amarillo is shutting down local meth houses all the time. It’s been going on for over 30 years. To say that 90% of the meth sold in Texas was made in Mexico doesn’t get at the heart of the problem. It is not a Mexican Meth Epidemic. It’s a METH EPIDEMIC. Let’s please be responsible on this matter; blaming Mexico, blaming anyone for that matter, will not solve the problem. Let’s not propagandize people and make it sound like meth is this Big Bad Yucky Thing that Mexicans brought in here. Please.
“These DEA numbers represent only a fraction of the meth confiscated by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with drug enforcement responsibility. Each agency keeps its own numbers. So, the total amount of meth confiscated during those years is much larger than the DEA numbers indicate.
The Mexican meth epidemic — if one may call it that — is scary in many ways. The drug cartels [often based in the Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan] send their dealers into Texas disguised as typical families: husband, wife, couple of kids. They embed themselves in Spanish-speaking enclaves such as the neighborhoods west of Love Field in Dallas.
The gang’s smugglers bring the meth across the border in liquid form, hidden in gas tanks and other containers. When it arrives in Texas, they deliver it to the “typical family, which uses its home as a makeshift laboratory to convert the liquid into solid “shards,” which look like yellowish ice.”