Deputy Drug Czar: Meth Labs Dropping, but Mexican Meth on the Rise

MARCH 6, 2006 - Posted at 3:29 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Officials say efforts to restrict sales of methamphetamine ingredients in Arkansas and other states are cutting the number of homegrown labs.  But police are still battling meth shipments coming across the Mexican border.

White House deputy drug czar Scott Burns is in Arkansas today to honor social workers, police officers, and others on the front lines of the meth fight.

Burns says the way meth is reaching users is changing.  He says big labs in Mexico are churning out large quantities of the drug and that drug enforcement officials will have to adapt.

Burns took part at a ceremony at the state Capitol today.

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