Sobering stats are being released by the Lyon County Attorney's Office.
County Attorney Marc Goodman began tracking stats in 2003, and the March total of 88 criminal cases filed is the highest monthly total since the office began the process.
Also, the first quarter number of criminal cases filed is the highest since 2008 -- and Goodman says there is an obvious reason why: drugs.
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This builds on an increase noted last year specifically in drug cases, but also in overall cases. Lyon County prosecutors filed 600 cases last year, with almost 400 felonies. The number of felonies tied 2007 for the second-highest total since Goodman's office started tracking stats in 2003, and the number of overall cases last year was the highest since 2009.