Off the streets

Butte County drug enforcement team releases 2015 stats

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The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force released its annual numbers last week for arrests and seizures in 2015. Overall, drug-related arrests were down slightly, from 280 in 2014 to 273. The majority of those arrests took place in Chico and were for felony violations. In addition, 41 percent were for methamphetamine. The chart below shows the top 10 drug seizures, in terms of street value. Schedule II drugs include medications such as methadone and morphine, while Schedule IV include Valium and Xanax.