Farm Belt Struggling with Growing Meth Crisis

Methamphetamine, also known as speed, crank or crystal meth — is highly addictive and can do serious harm to the nervous system. In the last few years, meth has become a major epidemic in the farm belt, where's its manufacturers are also users. NPR's Robert Siegel reports from Shawnee County, Kansas, where meth has replaced crack and heroin as the drug of choice.

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