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Meth Labs On the Rise Across West Virginia

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It's a drug that continues to grow in popularity across the state of West Virginia, but law enforcement agencies are learning new ways to crack down on methamphetamines.

Methamphetamine lab seizures jumped 85 percent in West Virginia in 2013.

A West Virginia State Police report says authorities seized 533 meth labs, compared to 288 in 2012.

The report says police found meth labs in 45 of West Virginia's 55 counties.

Kanawha County led the state with 159 meth lab seizures, followed by 36 in Wood County and 28 in Putnam County.

Authorities say if you suspect someone of having a meth lab in your neighborhood, to call your local police department or the CrimeFighters Tipline at 1-800-223-0312. 

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