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Meth use rises in Alpena

ALPENA, Mich.– Police Chief Joel Jett presented the annual report of the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team, or H.U.N.T, at last night’s Alpena city council meeting. Here are the highlights.


While the number of meth labs decreased from previous years, arrests for meth possession or consumption sharply increased.

Methamphetamines were the second most commonly seized drug. The most commonly seized drugs were street drugs intercepted during smuggling.

In an interview with WBKB news, Lieutenant Stuart Sharp, a detective with H.U.N.T, said meth was also the most commonly abused drug in the community. There were 98 drug related arrests in 2019.

More information, including the full report, can be found at