Fresno is experiencing a meth epidemic.
Located in California’s Central Valley, the city is a hub for many major highways and is surrounded by vast farmlands. And while now, most meth is smuggled from Mexico, the valley was once an ideal location for meth manufacturing labs in the 1990’s.
Today, methamphetamine is the number one threat for the Central Valley Drug Task Force, and, because Latinos make up half of Fresno’s population, they are also being affecting by this epidemic.
VICE’s Paola Ramos traveled to Fresno to explore the history, factors and the ongoing relationship between the Latino community and methamphetamine use.