Public forum to combat meth crisis in Winnipeg

There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city. It appears that Manitoba’s “Grand Plan” for combating illicit drugs is being postponed.

The Winnipeg Police Service hosted a public forum last night in the fight against methamphetamine.

Inspector with the Winnipeg Police Service Organized Crime Unit Max Waddell was taking part in the interaction period of the evening is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Representatives from The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and The Winnipeg Fire, and Paramedic Service also was a part of the forum

The forum took place Thursday, March 7th, at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute, 720 Alverstone Street. The three-level task force includes provincial, federal, and municipal leaders who will jointly respond to the rapid increase in the use and distribution of methamphetamine throughout the province.

The task of the target group is to develop practical recommendations for combating the use and distribution of meth and other illegal drugs, including opioids and cocaine. It will be co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Health Karen Hurd and Michael Jack, chief specialist in corporate services for the city.

Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into the city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims.

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