Attorney General: Montana Struggling with a Drug ‘Epidemic’

Substance abuse and drug-related criminal offenses have skyrocketed in Montana according to a new report from the Montana Department of Justice.

The report includes data showing that drug-related criminal offenses are up 559 percent since 1980. The report also notes that more than a decade after a methamphetamine epidemic spurred the Montana Meth Project, the drug’s use has started to grow again.

“The data is clear: Our state is in the midst of an epidemic,” Fox said.