A record amount of methamphetamine was seized in Minnesota by law enforcement officers last year.
The Violent Crime Enforcement Teams seized 488 pounds of meth — a 484 percent increase from 2009 when meth seizures were at their lowest level. Officials say meth continues to flow into Minnesota, primarily from Mexico.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says prescription pill seizures, including opioids, increased 231 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year. Authorities say the vast majority of heroin is coming from Mexico. Other drugs, such as fentanyl, are coming from China.