Meth Tsunami Overwhelms Rosebud Rez
“At least 60 percent of the population on the Rosebud reservation uses meth,” says Calvin “Hawkeye” Waln Jr., captain of the Rosebud Police Department.
This is not the first time meth has come to Rosebud. According to Waln, people began using it before 2005. “It comes in waves,” he says, but the current wave is especially deadly. This meth is strong, cheap and readily available from dealers who access the drug from an elaborate web of organized crime, says Waln, adding that homemade meth labs are becoming a thing of the past.