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Radford expert says Hollywood partially to blame for meth problem

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As meth becomes more and more of a problem across Virginia and nationwide, one local expert says Hollywood may have some responsibility.

Dr. Tod Burke is the Associate Dean at Radford University and an expert on criminal justice.

He said it's hard to point to one factor for the drug's rise, but entertainment appears to play a role.

"Sometimes life is imitating art and art is imitating life," Burke said. "In the TV program Breaking Bad it seemed to glamorize the use of meth and the manufacturing of meth."

Next week on WSLS 10 we track your tax dollars to see how much Montgomery County spends on cleaning up meth labs and why it could soon be costly for taxpayers statewide.

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