FEBRUARY 8, 2006 - Posted at 7:53 a.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The director of Arkansas' anti-drug effort says the fight against methamphetamine would be badly harmed if funding for meth lab clean-ups is eliminated, as proposed in President Bush's budget.
Arkansas drug director Keith Rutledge says the cut would eliminate a lot of anti-meth programs at local departments.
The program gets $417 million nationally, and Arkansas received $3 million from the fund last year.
Republican Congressman John Boozman, who represents northwest Arkansas, says he is disappointed by the cut but says Congress will likely restore the funding.