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Methamphetamine Scourge

By: Erica Dao
By: Erica Dao

The president of the Wisconsin Sheriff's and Deputy Sheriff's Association says the meth problem right now is concentrated in northwest Wisconsin because the drug was manufactured in rural labs and those counties are close to markets in the Twin Cities.
According to the State Department of Justice, Wisconsin law enforcement officials busted 56 meth labs last year, compared with 90 in 2004 and eight in 1999.
The state crime laboratory processed 726 meth cases last year, compared with 546 in 2004.


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