METH EPIDEMIC Cabell County Sees Increase In Meth Labs
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Chris Mazi
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 4, 2012 2:03 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 5, 2012 10:16 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
The meth problem continues to plague our region, and Cabell County has seen a big increase in the number of the meth labs found.
In just the past couple of months, there have been 15 to 20 active meth labs found in Cabell County and several people arrested.
Police found an active meth lab in this Culloden apartment building. Many tenants had to move because of the drugs being cooked inside.
Cabell County Chief Deputy Doug Ferguson explained why there is such a spike in the number of meth labs. He said meth cookers usually don't make the drug for money, but to fuel their addiction. And once they are caught, and eventually released, many start cooking the drug again.
Law enforcement has made great progress battling the drug problem thanks to the Huntington Violent Crimes and Federal Drug Task Force, which consists of the Huntington and Barboursville Police Departments, the Cabell County Sheriff's Department, the FBI and State Police.