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Kanawha County Tops in Sales of Meth-making Materials

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Kanawha County leads the state in per-capita sales of a common cold and allergy medicine that's used to make methamphetamine.

State figures show that more than 52,000 boxes of pseudoephedrine have been sold in Kanawha County since January.

That's 22 percent of the total number of boxes sold statewide.

Kanawha County also accounts for 56 percent of all meth labs seized in the state so far this year.

The figures were released last week during a meeting of a committee examining the meth problem in West Virginia.

Committee members include state lawmakers, law enforcement officers, health officials and pharmacists.


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