The Crystal Meth Epidemic Plaguing Fresno


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Published: 6 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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Lol people not helping them should be ashamed not the people doing the drugs 😂😂 it’s their choice let em live with it.

5 hours ago

"Yea, yea Fresno gives life to meth" "....yea.." Dumb bitch

8 hours ago

did she just take his bag of meth? :D

10 hours ago

Did a wet mink crawl on top of her head and die?

10 hours ago

This is a health emergency! Hands out free needles to users.

12 hours ago

R

13 hours ago

Vice used to have cool reporters, but now ? Wtf is this..

16 hours ago

I have no sympathy for drug addicts. It is simply for simple-minded, cowardly individuals.

19 hours ago

“it’s a good thing for crinimals” 😂

19 hours ago

why the fuck does she say latino like that, also why does she look like she also smokes fucking meth

1 day ago

this host looks like she just climbed out of one of those meth tents

1 day ago

this bitch must have been high on meth. look at that haircut and she was so fixated on asking everyone if they were latino

1 day ago

Remember, this is the 'richest' state in the union.

1 day ago

Meth, that's so 2009. Latin(o)(a)(x) are behind the times....

1 day ago

Crystal good I tried it really good

1 day ago

Enough with the latinx, it's not a thing.

1 day ago

interviewer girl's kinda cute

2 days ago

post traumatic methss disorder

2 days ago

Methsno

2 days ago

They full of shit

2 days ago

The war on drugs was a bunch of fuck shitttttttttt!

2 days ago

I saw another doc by you, good work , however you met some conservatives and it was clear you did not approve of their politics. Don’t judge, it’s not about your opinion or virtue signalling, it’s about the people, who can vote or think what they like. It’s called freedom of speech.

2 days ago

Next documentary you do in Fresno, Ca please contact me. I'm born and Raised here. Klumzy559punz@gmail.com to contact me. And please delete this message upon receiving thank you. Can't wait?

2 days ago

Paola is bae

2 days ago

Exactly why they are wanting to close the border dum dum

2 days ago

Bub

2 days ago

Look at the beauty that diversity and multiculturalism offers the USA!!!

2 days ago

Adulterate the meth supply with a deadly toxin. Cure the curse against society permanently.

2 days ago

Until today's kids start using drugs lol

1 day ago

She learned Spanish she ain't from South America or Spain.

2 days ago

shoot all druggies - problem solved

3 days ago