Whether by coincidence, concerted effort or a combination of both, that local drug agents are making many methamphetamine drug-production busts in recent weeks is great news for our Imperial Valley.
It is possible that no drug ever created is as devastating and debilitating as meth. It quickly makes smart people stupid, attractive people ugly, trustworthy people crooks, young people old. It tears people apart mentally and physically. It ruins families and friendships.
Meth has ravaged many areas, particularly on the West Coast, and the Imperial Valley has suffered as much as any.
"Tweakers," as meth addicts are often called, are some of the most disreputable people around. Months or years before they started tweaking they may have been fine people, but this drug tears at their values and their physical beings.
The Imperial Valley has been both a meth production and meth use haven over the years. In recent weeks we have seen some locally based drug labs taken down and other significant busts of those allegedly involved with making the drug.