Indiana Attorney General Promoting Awareness Of Meth Use (VIDEO)

By Benecia Brown - 21Alive

November 1, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 8:51 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was in the area Thursday, to promote awareness of a growing problem of meth use in Indiana.

Last year, Noble and Kosciusko counties reported the highest number of meth labs in Northeast Indiana, with more than 1,700 labs seized by Indiana State Police.

Zoeller says statistics show meth use and productions in the state of Indiana and in our region are not going away. He says the way to properly address the situation is to simply work together.

"The collaboration of law enforcement, the health community who see a lot of the people who are abusing methamphetamine, and the prosecutors who are going to be the ones bringing charges,” Attorney General Greg Zoeller said. “We are the criminal justice system and the medical community, so those two being brought together are the right players. But doing more is why we are here."

Zoeller was joined by officials from the Noble County Prosecutor's Office, as well as Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine's office in an effort to brainstorm ideas on how to fix the problem.

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