With more people comes more crime and inevitably that means more drugs. It's an unfortunate situation, but it is a reality.

Luckily we have law enforcement working diligently to get drugs coming to or through our state, stopped.

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Recently there was a drug bust in Billings that uncovered 25 pounds of Methamphetamine. The vehicle was traveling from California to an unknown destination. Thankfully the Montana Highway Patrol Officer that pulled the car over for a traffic violation was able to use their keen skills and stop these drugs from corrupting our streets.

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In January of 2023, a 32-year-old woman was found guilty of transporting 25 pounds of Meth from Colorado to Billings and 4 pounds to Bozeman. She was found guilty and faces a mandatory minimum of five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine, and at least four years of supervised release.

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The real question is, does Montana have a drug problem and where do they rank when compared to the rest of the United States?

According to Wallethub, who took nice factors into consideration:

Source: WalletHub

Montana is in the bottom half, but it's not too far from making the top 25 for Drug Use By State.

Is it possible to stop all drugs from coming into our communities? No, but our law enforcement is on top of any and all leads they receive in order to slow drug trafficking in Montana. In 2022 alone, the DEA seized the equivalent of more than 410 million lethal doses of fentanyl. If that number doesn't scare you, I am not sure what will.

CC: WalletHub, Justice.gov

Top 6 Most Used Drugs In Montana

Drug use is on the rise throughout the United States and we see it more and more here in Montana.

You would think Marijuana would be number one, but considering it is now legal, the arrests are far fewer than they have been in the past years.

Here are the Top 6 Most Used Drugs In Montana.

20 License Plates Banned In Montana

This is just a small glimpse at banned license plates in the state of Montana. There are well over 4000 that could be added to this list.

Now why some of these are banned is beyond me. I don't find any of them offensive, that's for sure; the state of Montana has the right to refuse:

"any combination of letters or numbers, or both, that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency or which are misleading or a duplication of license plates provided elsewhere."- Montana Motor Vehicle Department

What plates are banned in your state? Hopefully, they are not as picky as Montana.