Methamphetamine was found in the systems of 280 Coloradans who died of overdoses in 2017, a number up sharply from the year before.
The state also documented record numbers in 2017 for deaths involving opioids, fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Denver is dealing with double-digit increases in car thefts and meth arrests — and experts say the two are linked.
Denver Harm Reduction Action Center is the state's largest needle exchange, taking in about 3,000 used syringes a day.
Eric Stevens was just 17 years old when he tried meth for the first time. Decades later, he's clean -- but many others are falling prey to the drug.
In Denver and Aurora, arrests for meth possession are up more than 140 percent since 2010, nearly 682 combined arrests last year. That's helping push treatment centers to capacity.