Number of drug seizures dropping

Kosciusko County 3rd In State For Meth Crackdown Results

By Maureen Mespell

June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM EDT

Kosciusko County, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Meth production continues to be a problem in the Hoosier State.

But a county in our area is making some inroads.

A crack down on meth labs in Kosciusko County is paying off.

The county now ranks third in the state with the number of drug seizures dropping.

Right now, Vanderburgh County is on pace to take the top ranking again this year.

As of June first, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force had already busted 41-meth labs.

Last year, Vanderburgh authorities reported 116-of those cases.

This year, Kosciusko had 58 of the 1,437 labs discovered statewide.

Starting in 2005, meth production grew in rural parts of the Hoosier State where anhydrous ammonia, which is used in farm fertilizer, was commonly stolen.

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