Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Meth on Mike Padgett
An Augusta man has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Ryan Malone, a 23-year-old who lives along the 3500 block of Mike Padgett Highway, was busted Monday on the felony offense.
Mr. Malone is part of a growing trend of meth abuse. In fact, statistics show that meth use and abuse is a $23.4 billion problem in the United States and a $1.3 billion problem in Georgia. In the most recent statistics, 32 percent of the federal drug offenses in Georgia are meth-related.