The high costs of crack and meth: County pays hundreds of thousands, but social cost is also high in broken families
By now, it should come as a surprise to no one that roughly two-thirds of all inmates who are incarcerated at the Becker County Jail are there because of drug and alcohol use.
In a six-month study just completed by the Becker County Sheriff's Department, it was determined that 60-65 percent of the 544 inmates at the jail during that period "were there because of drug and alcohol abuse," said Sheriff Tim Gordon in a Friday interview.
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