EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSKanawha County Leads In Sales Of Meth-Making Ingredient
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Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 28, 2013 4:01 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 29, 2013 12:35 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Kanawha County leads the state in per-capita sales of a common cold and allergy medicine that's used to make methamphetamine.
State figures show that more than 52,000 boxes of pseudoephedrine have been sold in Kanawha County since January. That's 22 percent of the total number of boxes sold statewide.
Kanawha County also accounts for 56 percent of all meth labs seized in the state so far this year.
The Charleston Gazette reported that the figures were released last week during a meeting of a committee examining the meth problem in West Virginia. Committee members include state lawmakers, law enforcement officers, health officials and pharmacists.
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