Most Active Stories
- Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky
- MSU's Dunn Selected to be Youngstown State's Next President
- Boating Accident on Kentucky Lake Kills Fisherman
- Recurring Trials for an Iranian Family – A Microcosm of the Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran
- Datebook: May 10 - Anna Jarvis Leads First Mother's Day 105 Years Ago
Mon January 12, 2009
Meth Lab Numbers Rise in TN
By Todd Hatton/AP
Nashville, TN – Tennessee authorities reported a rise in methamphetamine seizures across the state in 2008.
Police seized 542 labs for the year as of September, the most recent numbers available - an increase of more than 21 percent compared to the same period in 2007.
Director of Tennessee's Methamphetamine Task Force Tommy Farmer says at the seizure rate of 60 labs per month, Tennessee would exceed the 2007 total of 587 labs by November.
Farmer says the manufacturing of meth has changed as drug makers have had to find alternative ways of making the drug, due to increased legislative and police controls.