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Missouri May Get Boost to Meth Programs, Will It Help?

MISSOURI (KAIT) - Missouri's anti-meth program could get a big boost in the way of financial support.

The "Show Me State" currently makes more than 20-percent of the nation's meth lab busts each year.

Majority of the funding for the anti-meth program comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant.

President Bush is looking at adding 30-million dollars to the program for 2009, but Missouri Senator Kit Bond says the state need three times that to keep the program running efficiently.

We'll have more on this story tonight on Region 8 News at Six.

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