About 15 years ago, a kilo of high-quality crystal meth would cost about $47,000. Now, Hogan said they’re seeing kilos in southeastern Pennsylvania being sold for $10,000 or less.
But Hogan noted there's a big difference between someone high on meth and someone high on heroin.
"Heroin users are going to shoot up or snort and nod off. Crystal meth users are going to become aggressive and violent," he said. "That’s going to be violence directed at their loved ones, that’s going to be violence directed at police, so this has to be a different model for dealing with this addicts than it is for dealing with heroin addicts."
These behaviors, he added, could make it politically difficult to continue the model of dealing with addiction, as it could significantly swing public opinion on programs aimed at treating addiction.