GBI: Forty percent of drug cases involve meth

GBI: Forty percent of drug cases involve meth
Methamphetamine. This picture is of meth from file footage and not related to this case. (Source: WALB)

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - With a big focus on opioids nationwide, the GBI said there is another drug that is also a big issue in the state of Georgia.

GBI Director Vernon Keenan says 40-percent of the drug cases submitted to the crime lab are meth.

Keenan says its a common drug across the state that is being seized in large amounts.

He said it's an extremely dangerous drug.

"Heroin will kill you because the level between being high and being dead is very narrow, so heroin will kill you but meth will make you want to kill," said Keenan.

Kennan said many of the bizarre cases worked by law enforcement across the state and violent crimes usually link back to drug use.

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