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File photo of a mock methamphetamine lab. (Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Franklin County Meth Lab Busts Down, But It’s Not All Good News

After busting 163 meth labs a decade ago, Franklin County investigators are on a pace to bust fewer than 20 this year. But, the head of the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit says that doesn’t mean fewer people are using methamphetamine.

09/19/2014

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Illinois Women Charged with Cooking Meth in Church

Southern Illinois authorities have charged two women with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church.

08/28/2014

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Former Valley Park Mayor in Court for Identity Theft

Former Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner is due in court this morning to plead guilty to stealing his estranged wife’s identity to obtain a credit card.

05/30/2014

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Meth Suspect Sets Apartment on Fire

Officers saw smoke coming from the apartment and smelled what seemed to be the ingredients to make meth.

05/05/2014

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Missouri No Longer U.S. Meth Capital

After more than a decade on top, Missouri has lost its claim as the meth capital of the U.S.A.

03/19/2014

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Septic Tank Suspect Pleads Guilty in Drug Case

A suspect in the slaying of a Cape Girardeau tattoo artist whose body was found in a Bonne Terre septic tank has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in a separate case.

03/19/2014

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Missouri DWI Checkpoint Yields 10 Meth Arrests

A police checkpoint aimed at drunken drivers on St. Patrick’s Day instead snared 10 people suspected of possessing methamphetamine.

03/19/2014

Pratt County Sheriff Vernon Chinn checks out some old bottles while looking for left over meth items while he patrols the rural areas near Pratt, Kansas. (Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Franklin County Reporting Decrease in Meth Lab Busts

Franklin County is one of the top meth-producing counties in the top meth-producing state in the nation, but that appears to be changing.

12/31/2013

Christopher Ingram, 39, pleaded guilty in October to drug charges.

Man to Be Sentenced for Cooking Meth in Same Home as Daycare

A Washington, Missouri man accused of cooking meth in a home that was being used as a child daycare center is expected to be sentenced today.

11/26/2013

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Detective: Lax Laws Bringing Meth to St. Louis

70 communities across Missouri have pseudoepehdrine laws and Franklin County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Jason Grellner says meth production has dropped significantly in those areas.

10/09/2013

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