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Sep 2, 2016 1:34 PM

Increased meth use in southern NH has police talking strategies

NASHUA — Police are seeing an increase in the use of methamphetamine (meth) in southern New Hampshire.

Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie spoke on Thursday to the Opioid Task Force created by the mayor about the high-quality meth that is being seen more and more frequently, according to the Telegraph.

Lavoie mentioned one instance in particular that involved multiple kilograms of meth, worth up to $1.4 million on the street, being seized in Manchester last July.

While nothing of that caliber has been found in Nashua, there have been seizures of both meth and cocaine.

Meth is a concern, but heroin and fentanyl remain the primary focus in New Hampshire. Together the two account for at least 90 percent of overdose fatalities, Lavoie said.

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