Utah Highway Patrol is saying that they have seized 316 pounds of meth over the last six months during highway traffic stops. The seizures mark a 31% increase over the amount seized from last year. Officials with UHP say that part of the reason Utah has had so much meth pass through the state is due to its location, being a primary route through to the east coast. Coupled with the relatively low cost of meth near the border and the allure of double or even triple the profit by shipping to the Midwest and east coast, popularity in the drug has risen over previous years.
Meth has not been the only drug with significant amounts found and seized. So far this year there have been roughly 1,643 pounds of marijuana, six pounds of heroin, and 15 pounds of cocaine that have been found and confiscated.
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