Amid Recession, Meth Menace Evolves

“In Elkhart, meth is not the only illegal drug, but it is the one that has dealt the hardest blow to its working-class gut, bringing down many men and women who staff the area’s RV factories. Over the course of the recession, at least one aspect of the problem has worsened: By mid-November of this year, Elkhart County had discovered more than 100 meth labs, compared to 75 in 2008, and 77 from 1999 through 2006, according to State Police records. ”