Number of meth lab seizures increase in St. Louis area

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 8:22 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A new report shows meth labs are on the rise in the St. Louis Metro Area.

According to a report obtained by the Associated Press, problems with meth are on the rise in urban areas around the United States.

The number of meth lab seizures in St. Louis County is up more than 500 percent since 2009. However, the number of meth lab seizures is St. Louis City have increased by over 600 percent during the time period.

Law enforcement says the “shake and bake” meth labs are responsible for an increase in the amount of meth production in the St. Louis area.

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