FAYETTEVILLE, WV (BY: MIKE MCCULLOUGH, WV METRONEWS) — While heroin usage continues to be an issue throughout West Virginia, another drug has seen an uptick recently in a few southern West Virginia counties.
Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley tells MetroNews affiliate WJLS the use of methamphetamine has increased in recent months alongside heroin.
“That’s our major two drugs right now. Cocaine once in a blue moon, marijuana once in a blue moon. It’s more than less your heroin and your meth that we are dealing with right now.”
Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter also indicated a similar trend in a previous interview.
“You still have the heroin, the marijuana, the pills that always a problem and it’s a constant problem. The crystal meth seems to have spiked because it’s cheap and sometimes the high seems to stay longer”.