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ALLENVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Officials in Cape Girardeau County have decided to close a portion of a dead-end gravel road out of concern that people were driving there to make methamphetamine, then dumping the dangerous waste.

The Southeast Missourian reports that a resident who lives at the end of County Road 229 in Hubble Township, Michael Wessel, successfully petitioned the county commission in December to give him and another landowner jurisdiction over the portion of the road.

Wessel plans to place at gate at the road and post signs of its closure.

Meth makers in recent years have increasingly turned to so-called “shake-and-bake” meth, which is made by mixing the volatile ingredients in a 2-liter soda bottle, rather than in an elaborate lab inside a home.

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