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Meth Lab Numbers Rise in TN

By Todd Hatton/AP

Nashville, TN – Tennessee authorities reported a rise in methamphetamine seizures across the state in 2008.
Police seized 542 labs for the year as of September, the most recent numbers available - an increase of more than 21 percent compared to the same period in 2007.
Director of Tennessee's Methamphetamine Task Force Tommy Farmer says at the seizure rate of 60 labs per month, Tennessee would exceed the 2007 total of 587 labs by November.
Farmer says the manufacturing of meth has changed as drug makers have had to find alternative ways of making the drug, due to increased legislative and police controls.