Law enforcement officers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and the Eastern Panhandle say they are seeing an influx of methamphetamine. This year alone, they say more than 3,000 grams of methamphetamine have been seized by the Northwest Regional Drug and Gang Task Force. The methamphetamine that is being seen in the area is crystal meth, also known as “ice”, and there is a concern about the dangers of meth-related crimes due to the often aggressive nature of those using it. So far this year, 25 people in the Northern Shenandoah Valley alone have died as a result of a drug overdose, and lab tests from those overdoses are detecting fentanyl… which makes heroin more deadly.