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Meth seizures in Brown County skyrocket to 10-year high

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Methamphetamine seizures in Brown County have skyrocketed to a 10-year high.

Press-Gazette Media report that it's a sign that the highly addictive stimulant is again rearing its ugly head in the Green Bay area.

Brown County Drug Task Force officers have seized 883 grams of the drug this year as of Sept. 30. The total is more than DTF agents confiscated in the four previous years combined. The previous high of 876 grams was set in 2010.

Drug Task Force Lt. Kevin Kinnard calls it "a tremendous amount."

Although area law enforcement agencies are seeing more meth, Kinnard says they're not finding local labs making the drug. He says much of the meth reaching the area flows from Mexico through California and across to the Twin Cities.

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