A spike in violent crime.
A rise in domestic violence.
A dramatic increase in child abuse.
Families and lives destroyed, seemingly overnight.
Those problems and worse are headed toward Anderson County like an out-of-control freight train, and the devil driving that train is methamphetamine — meth, for short.
“You have all the telltale symptoms,” said Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain, renowned nationwide for his decade-long battle with the drug that in 1999 reared its ugly head and nearly destroyed his county.