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Meth Arrests on the Rise in Barbour County
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 15, 2013 @ 7:32PM
Created on March 15, 2013 @ 5:47PM
Meth lab arrests in Barbour County have been on the rise the past few months, and police said that's no coincidence. That's because they've been keeping close tabs on any possible labs in the area, and that's paid off.
Deputies are working closely with undercover informants to get information into who's cooking meth in the county. Not only that, they're teaming up with other departments to make sure this issue doesn't get worse.

They said by doing this, they can share information with departments in the county, as well as ones outside the county.
Sometimes people making the drug have ties in several different areas, and by working together, officers hope to bring them down.
They're also monitoring who buys pseudoephedrine, one of the main ingredients used to make the drug.
They hope by using these methods, they can get the drugs out of the area.
"It seems like there's more pseudoephedrine being purchased at the stores. We actually took down three labs last week, where information was brought in by a confidential informant. Met with one again yesterday, and he advised there were several more in the area that we're investigating now," said Chief Deputy Brett Carpenter of the Barbour County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies said they'll continue searching for people responsible for making the drug until they're all caught.

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