The island’s growing drug problem, as seen in a spate of drug arrests and raids in recent months, is mirrored in the number of cases in the Superior Court of Guam.
The number of drug cases, primarily involving methamphetamine, has steadily risen from 176 in fiscal year 2014, to 229 the following year and 261 in fiscal 2016.
The number of cases involving Schedule II controlled substances last fiscal year represents a nearly 47 percent increase from the total two years earlier, annual statistics with the Superior Court show.
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Published in Marianas Variety, 21 July 2017