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OKLAHOMA CITY —Despite a decrease in meth production in Oklahoma after cracking down on the sale of pseudoephedrine–the drug’s main ingredient–researchers say meth use remains at epidemic levels.img-10pm-Video-4-Mexican-Meth

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics says the issue remains problematic because Mexican cartels continue to heavily traffic the drug into the state. In fact, OBN says as much as 15 pounds is being brought into Oklahoma on a weekly basis by as many as seven different cartels.

Those cartels are transporting meth through Oklahoma to St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City.

Nationally, drug agents are reporting a 300 percent increase in meth seized at the border from 2009 to 2014. Experts say more meth is being made south of the border because production costs are cheaper.

OBN says in 2011, 930 meth labs were seized. In 2014, that number dropped to 177.

OBN has reportedly hired more bilingual agents, increased highway stops and collaborated with other agencies in an effort to undercut cartel activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.koco.com/news/obn-meth-lab-busts-decrease-in-oklahoma-meth-remains-a-problem/30551046

 

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