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Real Clear Politics (realclearpolitics.com) used data compiled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which used information gleaned from the National Clandestine Laboratory Seizure System to determine the 10 states with the most meth labs busts in the last year.

While many of Georgia’s neighbors made the nefarious list, our own Peach State did not.

South Carolina was 10th at 397, with Oklahoma taking ninth at 436, a number nearly cut in half from 2012. Kentucky was eighth at 495, North Carolina was seventh at 561 and the vast majority of those, according to the N.C. Department of Justice, were one-pot labs, Michigan (607) was sixth and Illinois was fifth at 673.

Coming in at fourth with 1,010 labs discovered by law enforcement last year was Ohio. Missouri was third at 1,495. Tennessee was second at 1,616 and your number one state in meth labs busted last year was Indiana at 1,797.

What is shows is that meth isn’t a Southern thing and it’s a widespread scourge. Perhaps Georgia’s absence from the top 10 means the state’s efforts to find and stamp out meth makers is working. The drug registry has been a big help for law enforcement in tracking potential meth makers. So far this year, there has been one meth arrest of note, and that was an operation in conjunction with Screven County, where the lab was found.



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