July 21, 2005--Posted at 6:00 p.m. CST
JONESBORO--A new state law passed in March is reducing meth production in Region 8. The law requires stores to take drugs with pseudo ephedrine off the shelves and put them behind the pharmacists’ counters. S ince that law, the number of meth lab busts in Northeast
However, another type of meth is making its way to Region 8. Police say meth ice is becoming more common in the area.
“Probably a year, year a half ago, we weren’t seeing hardly any,” Jim Chambers with the Jonesboro Drug Task Force said, “and this year so far I think we’ve seized like three pounds of ice, that’s quite a bit.”
Officials suspect the increase in meth ice is users are either having it shipped into the state or they’re going to