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Jasper County Meth Lab Numbers Lower

JOPLIN, MO.- The National Precursor Log Exchange has blocked the sale of more than 23,000 boxes of pseudoephedrine already in 2014. Those numbers apply just to Missouri, but the system tracks anyone who tries to buy in state here and any of the other 29 states taking part in the system. The law has been in effect since 2011, and it does seem to be making a dent in Jasper County meth labs, with 17 last year. That’s the lowest total in five years. Local police say that’s no guarantee meth use is down.

"I believe it’s reducing the amount of locally made meth, however it’s still being imported from out of state, out of country. They’re getting it from somewhere," said Don Melton, Webb City Police Department.

Missouri currently limits the sale of drugs with pseudoephedrine to no more than nine grams per month.