(Frankfort, Ky.) – Either meth labs are becoming vastly more common or law enforcement is finding and dismantling more of them.
The Kentucky State Police say meth labs climbed to a record high of 919 statewide in 2010 so far, shattering the previous annual record of 741 labs found in 2009.
Kentucky is on track to have more than 1,000 meth labs this year. More than 110 were discovered in October alone.
“Methamphetamine is not just a Kentucky problem. Occurrences of meth labs have been on the rise across the country and states are scrambling to find solutions,” the state police said.
KSP advises that if you suspect someone is making meth or you encounter a meth lab, call 1-800 DOPETIP (1-800-367-3847). Callers can remain anonymous.
Source: Kentucky State Police