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TN Meth Production Dips, Mexican Cartels Pick Up Slack

12.1.14 – Alex Harris, TN Report

This week the two state agencies that take the lead enforcing the state’s drug laws — the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Safety & Homeland Security — will present budget proposals to Gov. Bill Haslam.

Last year both department heads testified that home-cooked methamphetamine was the most pressing drug problem facing the state.  That led the Tennessee General Assembly to pass legislation last spring restricting the amount of pseudoephedrine products a person can buy. Cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine are often used in the meth-making process.

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