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TULSA, Okla. — Law enforcement in Tulsa says that Mexican cartels have filled the void that a crackdown on the shake-and-bake style of cooking methamphetamine left behind.53dab715f3bba_image

The Tulsa World reports that while the number of personal meth-making labs has decreased about 84 percent since 2011, methamphetamine made by Mexican cartels has spread across the city. The shake-and-bake style of cooking meth, which is a small operation that involves plastic bottles and chemicals under a sink, was so prevalent that cartels had no real profit margins in the city, according to authorities.

Cooking meth became more difficult after lawmakers decreased the amount of pseudoephedrine that an individual could purchase from 80 grams to 60 grams. Pseudoephedrine is a main component of meth.

Authorities say that since then Mexican cartels have begun to distribute stronger meth in the city.








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