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Indiana State Police's Meth Suppression Section

July 19, 2013
The Indiana State Police's Methamphetamine Suppression Section (MSS) seizes hundreds of meth labs a month. The troopers assigned to the unit encounter plenty of hazardous chemicals, dangerous "shake and bake" meth labs, and children living in meth-cooking environments.

DEA: Meth Lab Incidents Rose 39% In Four Years

November 20, 2012
Meth remains a growth industry with heavy demand across the country that has required increasing law enforcement resources to handle. The increasing popularity of meth's cheap, euphoric high appears to be replacing more pricey street drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

Cartel Superlabs Flood U.S. with Cheap Meth

October 11, 2012
Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-like "superlabs."

U.S. Gives $12M To Mexico To Combat Meth

August 23, 2012
Mexico's federal police will receive $12 million from the U.S. government to enhance enforcement of methamphetamine production by drug cartels, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.

'Shake-and-Bake' Meth Fills Hospitals with Burn Patients

January 24, 2012
A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment.

Federal Funding Cut Cripples Meth Enforcement

August 11, 2011
Police and sheriff's agencies have curtailed their enforcement of methamphetamine because they can no longer afford the clean-up costs associated with the labs, concludes an investigative report by the Associated Press.

Hells Angels: Taking Away Their Toys

March 8, 2011
When you plan a raid of Hell Angels outlaw motorcycle gang locations for felons, drugs, and guns, don't assume you'll encounter good old boys who ride bikes as a hobby and don't mean to hurt anyone.

DEA Cuts Off Meth-Lab Cleanup Funds

February 25, 2011

The DEA informed states this week it would no longer foot the bill for meth-lab cleanup. View this report from Kosciusko County, Ind., where the Indiana State Police have been relying on the funds to cover the $2,500-per-lab cleanup bill. Source: WANE.com.

Meth Superlab In Georgia

December 1, 2010

Take a closer look at the raid led by the Gwinnett County (Ga.) PD's Special Investigation Section of a meth house in suburban Atlanta that resulted in the seizure of almost a half-ton of methamphetamine with a street value of $44 million. Police arrested a Texas man in connection with the bust. Photos courtesy of Gwinnett County PD.

Half-ton of Meth Seized In Georgia 'Superlab'

December 1, 2010
The Atlanta Field Division of the DEA sent its Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team in white "bunny suits" to collect evidence at the site prior to clean up.

CVS Pharmacy Admits It Sold Meth-Making Chemical To Criminals

October 14, 2010
Retail pharmacy CVS agrees to pay a $77.6-million fine after admitting to unlawfully selling pseudo-ephedrine to criminals. It's the largest civil penalty under the federal Controlled Substance Act, according to the DEA.

Mobile Meth Lab Driver Shoots Himself During Indiana Trooper's Vehicle Stop

July 27, 2010
A 24-year-old man operating a methamphetamine lab out of his 1995 Dodge Intrepid shot himself in the head, after Indiana State Trooper Caleb Anderson pulled him over in a Walgreen's parking lot.

FLEOA, Vincent D'Onofrio Support Detox Program for Meth Cops

July 6, 2010
The Utah Meth Cops Project exists to treat law enforcement officers who have been repeatedly exposed to toxins in methamphetamine labs on the job. FLEOA invited project spokesperson Vincent D'Onofrio and FLEOA members who've gone through the treatment program to speak at the association's conference and raise awareness.

Alabama Deputy Returns to Work, After Internal Probe Clears Him In Shooting

April 20, 2010
A Madison County (Ala.) Sheriff's deputy returns to work today, after an internal investigation cleared him in a deadly force incident a week ago, when a suspected meth cooker attempted to grab the deputy's gun.

Sheriff's Tactical Team Ends Six-Hour Standoff at Meth House

April 8, 2010
The SWAT unit's entry led the the arrest of William Bishop, 46, and the discovery of ammonia, batteries, drain opener, and other ingredients used to make methamphetamine in an outdoor storage shed.

Money Laundering for Morons

August 27, 2009
Collectibles are fragile and a very poor investment. That's why I was stunned earlier this week when I read that a methamphetamine ring in Colorado used comic books for money laundering.

Large Meth Ring Busted in Colorado

August 25, 2009
A massive methamphetamine ring with suspected gang affiliation that used women as drug mules and classic Batman and Superman comic books to hide drug profits has been dismantled after a year-long undercover operation.

Minnesota Cops Who Stopped for Gas Bust Motorist Pulling in with "Cooking" Meth Lab

May 7, 2009
A search of the vehicle revealed an overwhelming odor of ammonia. Drug paraphernalia, containers and other items were located "that confirmed the presence of a methamphetamine lab," said West Hennepin Public Safety Director Ray McCoy.

S.C. Officers Say Man Operated Meth Lab from His Vehicle

January 9, 2009
On Tuesday, officers say they saw the suspect breaking up pills and pouring chemicals while driving on U.S. 378, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said.

Clandestine Meth Labs

January 1, 2009

About 20 percent of all meth labs are discovered due to an explosion. Besides the obvious immediate concerns associated with any structure explosion, meth labs create a special set of problems for law enforcement. Police must be aware of these concerns and have a plan in place to mitigate them.

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