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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

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

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Renewed Push To Take Sudafed Off Store Shelves

Are lax laws making the city of St. Louis a meth-makers Mecca? A St. Louis Alderman thinks so

10/15/2013

Meth Lab Seizures Down in 2012

It was the second straight year of decline, but experts said it could just be a blip and it’s too early to tell if there’s a trend to explain the drop.

09/11/2013

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Anti-Smurfing Campaign To Be Unveiled in St. Louis

Missouri Retailers Association President David Overfelt tells KMOX the campaign is designed to enlist the public in the fight.

04/18/2013

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St. Charles Rental Property May Soon Need Meth Inspections

“Part of that inspection will be certainly examining to make sure there were no meth problems there,” Faith said.

04/12/2013

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Mo. AG, Prosecutors Announce Anti-Smurfing Effort

“Smurfing” involves people buying cold and allergy medicines containing the pseudoephedrine and selling them to meth makers.

03/13/2013

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Mo. Bill Seeks Stricter Limit On Cold Medicine

Missouri has passed increasingly stringent laws over the past decade in an effort to control medications that contain pseudoephedrine.

01/18/2013

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County Detective Blames Ordinances, New Techniques For Rise In Meth

In 2010, there were 53 meth lab busts in St. Louis County; last year there were 60. However, this year the number has topped 100.

12/28/2012

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St. Louis Firm: Meth Can’t Be Made From Its Decongestant

Key is a new type of pseudoephedrine from which cannot be extracted.

12/04/2012

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