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Officials Say Meth Labs Declining In Oklahoma

12.29.14 –Heather Hope, News 9 Oklahoma


The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said the amount of major meth labs in the state is dropping year to year, but that doesn’t mean they are not working to crack down harder.

“We certainly know that with the seizures down that meth labs are down,” said Mark Woodward, spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

More than a decade ago, meth labs were nearly up to 1,300 a year.

“It was just day after day, and police officers became trash collectors,” Woodward said.

Collecting drugs on busts like one in Lindsay, Okla. last year, where 12 people were arrested, is a trend that the OBN said has been going down.

In 2011, there were about 930 meth labs seized. In 2012, 830; in 2013, 422 and so far in 2014, 177.

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