Kenora OPP are looking for ways to reduce violent crime related to drugs. Detachment commander Jeff Duggan talks about the impact of meth amphetamines.
"You know, we can lock people up all day, but that's not the solution," he said. "You know, you can put them in jail and they'll get right out. They'll go right back to it. It's such an addictive drug. It's not something you can just stop using without the proper treatment."
Police say meth came to Kenora from Winnipeg about two years ago, and it's gradually making its way to Dryden and Sioux Lookout.
"We certainly meet with the hospital constantly to see what we can do, but at this point, there is no treatment for methamphetamine, unless it's a private clinic, which is very expensive," Duggan added.
Over time, police expect meth will make its way to Thunder Bay, as well.