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.

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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)

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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