Kansas October 26, 2015
Here Are The 10 Most Drug Infested Counties In Kansas
It seems as though every time you turn on the news, there is some sort of a report on drugs in our neighborhoods, community and state. The statistics are staggering; recreational, prescription and hard drugs are readily available and more affordable than ever.
According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, though gradually decreasing, both marijuana grow sites and methamphetamine labs continue to be a problem in the state of Kansas. Via the KBI’s
2014 Methamphetamine Statistics Seizures Report, 2013 Kansas Marijuana Eradication Statistics – Indoor Grows Report, and the 2013 Kansas Marijuana Eradication Statistics – Outdoor Grows Report, here are the 10 most drug infested counties in Kansas:
10. Barton County
In 2013, Barton County seized 5 lbs. of marijuana from an indoor grow site.
9. Douglas County
The KBI reported finding more than 4.5 lbs. of marijuana at an indoor grow site and one meth dump site both within Douglas County limits.
8. Thomas County
Though Thomas County has a population of only 7,900, the KBI uncovered over 61 lbs. of marijuana from indoor grow sites.
7. Johnson County
In 2014, two meth labs were discovered and seized in Johnson County.
6. Sedgwick County
One methamphetamine lab and one methamphetamine dump site were uncovered in 2014.
5. Riley County
In 2013, 10.5 lbs. of marijuana were seized from an indoor grow site, as well as chemicals from a single meth lab.
4. Saline County
Nearly 15 lbs. of marijuana were seized from an indoor grow site, as were the chemicals from two meth labs.
3. Cherokee County
In 2014, three meth labs and three dump sites were discovered in Cherokee County.
2. Crawford County
More than 26 lbs. of marijuana were seized from an indoor grow site, while five dump sites and four meth labs were uncovered.
1. Montgomery County
In Montgomery County alone, two sets of chemicals, three dump sites and seven labs were seized.
Do any of the counties on the list surprise you?