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Meth Labs On The Rise In Illinois

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The number of meth labs in central Illinois is on the rise, though national meth incident numbers are down by 16 percent from 2011, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In Vermilion County, Illinois State Police seized 77 meth labs in 2012, the second most seizures in the state.

Illinois registered the fifth-most meth lab seizures and arrests in the country last year, behind Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky.

After Illinois signed the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act into law on Nov. 16, 2005, lab seizures initially decreased and hit a low of 390 lab seizures in 2008.

Since then the numbers have been going back up.

In Vermilion County, Illinois State Police seized 77 meth labs in 2012, the second most seizures in the state.

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