by Sarah Harper
Nearly 70 percent of men booked into the Hennepin County Jail tested positive for illegal drug use prior to arrest, according to a new federal study released Tuesday.
The Minnesota Daily reported that there was an increase in prescription drug abuse. The study was conducted on behalf of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
The biggest shift in drug use occurred for men ages 21 and younger, with an increase in Oxycodone use, according to CBS Minnesota.
For men of all ages, multiple illegal drugs were found in 18.6 percent of inmate men, according to the Minnesota Daily.
The Minnesota Daily reported that marijuana was the most commonly detected drug at 53.1 percent.