Meth Labs Increase

Last week we reported that the state comptroller has issued a report that the state’s current way of monitoring the sell of Pseudoephedrine products is not curbing the production of methamphetamines. Billy Cook who is a director of the East Tennessee Meth Task Force stated that the area has seen an increase in the number of meth labs last year. Cook along with Sheriff Steve Graves say that they feel that the state needs to switch to requiring those obtaining products with Pseudoephedrine to obtain a prescription. Both lawmen say they feel that by requiring a prescription the production of the highly addicting meth would decrease.