St. Louis (KMOX) The state of Missouri is no longer the Meth Capital of America.
It had been more than a decade since Missouri did not lead the nation in methamphetamine busts. But last year-Missouri dropped to number 3–behind Indiana and Tennessee.
The Post Dispatch reports that the number of labs-dumpsites-and seizures of glassware and chemicals dropped 25% statewide from 2012 to 2013. That’s according to the MIssouri State Highway Patrol.
In Jefferson County-consistantly a state leader in meth labs-there was a 35% drop.
Some reasons cited for the decreases include-local laws cracking down on the sale of pseudo-ephedrine–and stronger meth now coming in from Mexican cartels.