Supply Shortages in the Age of Coronavirus Means Less Precursor Chemicals for Making Meth, and Higher Prices

The spread of the coronavirus has affected day-to-day life in countless ways. Shortages of common household items and stay-at-home orders are two trends that come to mind.

In the world of the illicit drug trade, COVID-19 has had an impact, too.

The normally seamless linking of global supply chains have unraveled in recent weeks. The result: The chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine and fentanyl are harder to acquire.… [Read more]