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Meth continues to be No. 1 drug problem in Greene County; fentanyl rising quickly

Gone are the days of local mom-and-pop labs that make meth using the pseudoephedrine found in cold medicine.

In 2005 — when methamphetamine manufacturing was at its peak in the Midwest —federal and state laws restricted the sale of over-the-counter cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine.

“The meth labs went away, which is a good thing,” Reece said. “We don’t have the environmental impact.”

“The unfortunate part is now it all comes in from south of the border,” he said. “I’m not trying to get political with that, it’s just true. It’s all coming from down south.”

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