5-13-13 Meth lab seizures on the rise in 2013

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia law enforcement officials are seizing methamphetamine labs at a record pace in 2013.

They have seized 200 meth labs to date, nearly approaching the 288 they shuttered in all of last year.

Law enforcement is on a pace to seize about 570 labs this year, despite a new law intended to slow the proliferation of meth labs, according to media sources.

The size of meth labs has gotten smaller as the number of busts has spiked.

Still, the smaller meth-making operations are just as toxic as larger, traditional labs.

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