Fri., December 2, 2011 3:01pm (EST)

Meth Labs Not Tracked
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

Meth lab discovered in Georgia (GPB file photo)
Meth lab discovered in Georgia (GPB file photo)
Federal funds for cleaning up methamphetamine labs in Georgia dried up earlier this year. And that means the government can’t track the problem. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency used funding requests to log the number and location of labs. Now, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, many of those statistics are not being reported. Since then local law enforcement agencies across the state have spent more than a half-million dollars on clean up. Starting in January, the state will provide some dollars to help with clean up costs.

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