The state Justice Department is about to add a new prosecutor to handle methamphetamine cases. Attorney General Brad Schimel says meth continues to be a growing problem, especially in the northwest part of the state where rural counties have only one or two prosecutors — and they get “overwhelmed” with those types of cases. That’s why a new assistant attorney general will be added in Eau Claire, but it’s not known when. Schimel says the new person will work primarily to try and cut off the supply of illegal drugs that enter the state — and much of that has been from Mexico, and reportedly funneled through the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area.