Fewer Missouri Meth Labs, But Just As Much Meth Use
(Ashland, MO) — Missouri no longer holds the dubious honor of leading the nation in the number of
meth labs it has. The head of the Missouri Narcotics Officers’ Association says fewer people are
making meth because they are buying it on the streets. Mexican-made meth is passing through the
Kansas City metro area and flooding the rest of the state. Many meth makers were put out of business
when dozens of Missouri cities and counties started requiring a prescription to buy pseudoephedrine.
Missouri authorities busted 21-hundred meth labs in 2011. The number was down to 145 through the
first seven months of 2016.