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There's a graph in the article which shows meth seizures skyrocketing in San Diego, and leading to crime (although the article is mainly about Portland).
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/meth-crystal-drug.html?action=click&contentCollection=Europe&module=Trending&version=Full®ion=Marginalia&pgtype=article. Maybe it's because so much drug traffic goes through San Diego. According to the article: "The cartels’ efficiency has flooded the market far beyond Oregon. In 2016, customs authorities in San Diego seized 21,747 pounds of meth, almost 10 times what was apprehended in 2007. At border points in Arizona, California and Texas, agents seized 24 times as much." But the price of meth has become so unbelievably cheap that it is monopolizing other kinds of addicts---which is not a good trend since meth breeds crazy criminals---who are jacked up for days and commit alot of crime. According to the article, 1 out of 5 burglaries in Portland was found to be meth related. Meth houses, anyone?