The Crystal Meth Epidemic Plaguing Fresno


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Published: 3 months ago
Fresno is experiencing a meth epidemic.

Located in California’s Central Valley, the city is a hub for many major highways and is surrounded by vast farmlands. And while now, most meth is smuggled from Mexico, the valley was once an ideal location for meth manufacturing labs in the 1990's.

Today, methamphetamine is the number one threat for the Central Valley Drug Task Force, and, because latinos make up half of Fresno's population, they are also being affecting by this epidemic.

VICE's Paola Ramos traveled to Fresno to explore the history, factors and the ongoing relationship between the Latino community and methamphetamine use.

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Man, I knew meth was bad, but I had no clue meth was especially bad for us Latinos 😂

41 minutes ago

If you're watching this, are you Latino...lol😂😂

5 hours ago

Mett is killing latinos and blacks, so nothing wrong with it

7 hours ago

“Look at how Latina I am, I can speak in Spainglish to these Mexicans. Yaaay me!!”

7 hours ago

tower districts finest....

9 hours ago

Fresno here I came to pick up

9 hours ago

is this latin host a lesbian or gay dude?

12 hours ago

Why does the bitch make the whole thing exclusively about "latino" people...

13 hours ago

she's cute


but i ain't latina

13 hours ago

Liberalism is a disease

13 hours ago

build your wall trump!

16 hours ago

" Tight Tight Tight "

18 hours ago

We all know who cooks the meth





Jesse pinkman

19 hours ago

The idiot innthe beginning just told on himself so badly, face on camera not blurred out or nothing.... Moron. Keep selling Meth and walking around with ounces on you now.

19 hours ago

I hope she didn’t pay for that hair cut.

1 day ago

Gotta love vice “ Latino” Every 2 seconds. Focus on the content and quit trying to make meth abuse into a fucking race issue you fucking babies.

1 day ago

The doctor guy said the government doesn't stand up to the cartel. Like it's the government's fault the cartel is bringing meth.

1 day ago

Need to clamp down on the pharmaceutical companies/ factories if the powers that be consider that possible. Then no more meth or very little. I'm sure it will be substituted with another drug but no uppers are as bad as meth. Fuck me.

1 day ago

i love meth

1 day ago

i live in fresno and i’ve literally never seen any of these location they filmed in

1 day ago

She looks like a meth head herself

1 day ago

Fresno isn’t bad little over exaggerated but yes meth usage is growing in Fresno

1 day ago

Just give them meth for work ihop general contractor man they'll build your restaurant and work in it

1 day ago

good all of these worthless useless spoiled American can do all of the drugs they want. so really these spoiled American are just what they sway they just common street whores

1 day ago

Build that wall 🇺🇸

1 day ago

Just looked through the comments and 90% is how she says latino so weird and 10% how often she says it

1 day ago

I like how she has no accent whatsoever - but when she says the word "Latinos" then all of a sudden she has a full blown accent.

1 day ago

All these salty LaTiNoS

1 day ago

Lahdinos

1 day ago

Just realized the whole comment section is all how she says Latino

1 day ago

O look the mexican angels helping America fucking parasites.

1 day ago