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DEA: Meth Production Increasing In Virginia

January 2011
Government figures show methamphetamines production is rebounding in Virginia.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the Drug Enforcement Administration's latest numbers show authorities found 28 meth labs in Virginia in 2009. The number of labs had declined from a peak of 79 in 2004 through 2008.

The DEA attributes the increase to higher production by Mexican drug cartels and dealers figuring out how to get around restrictions on pseudoephedrine sales. The over-the-counter medicine is a key ingredient in meth and requires identification to buy in limited quantities.

The DEA says meth producers now pay people to buy pseudoephedrine for them.

Hmm... I wonder... did the Drug Enforcement Administration include this stupendously astute JADE Task Force “Meth lab” bust in the alleged 28 found?