A Pennsylvania Man Told Cops Ohio Meth Is Better After Arrest
In 2016, Ohio's slogan was "Ohio, find it here." They might change their slogan after this story to "Ohio, Find Meth Here."
A 46-year-old Bedford County Pennsylvania man was recently busted after selling meth to a state police informant. The suspect, Charles Oldham, apparently wasted no time spilling the beans about his drug transactions. In fact, he paid Ohio quite the "compliment" in a police report obtained by WTAJ,
Oldham told state police the methamphetamine in the Bedford area was “junk” and “he knew he could go to Ohio and get good meth.”
State police found a half pound of marijuana, 15 pot plants, small amounts of meth, scales, packaging materials, pipes and over $2 thousand dollars cash.
The latest stats on meth seizure incidents released in October of 2018 by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ohio ranked #9. Other Midwest states in the top most meth seizure list include #4 Illinois, #3 Indiana and #1 Michigan. With 220 meth seizure incidents in 2018, Michigan was crowned the Meth Capital of the U.S. Not good news for any of the states on that list.
We've covered many stories in the past year that showcase how meth has a hold on the Midwest. Last September a man was arrested after having a gun battle with imaginary people in Indiana. Then there's the sad story of a mom selling meth to put her 5 kids through college in Ohio. If you or someone you know needs help with a substance abuse problem you can call the National Helpline from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)