Missouri State Highway Patrol says Missouri is once again the leader in Methamphetamine production in 2007. KSMU's Kristian Kriner reports.
State law enforcement found at least 1,200 active labs and remnants of active Meth labs in 2007.
Springfield Narcotics officers say Springfield, in 2007, had a total 17 active Meth labs and remnants of Meth labs.
The Missouri Legislature is trying to make it even more difficult to access pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in Meth.
In Missouri, pseudoephedrine can only be purchased over the counter and two packages at a time.
Sergeant Ben King, Narcotics Supervisor in Springfield, says Meth makers are still finding ways to purchase large amounts of pseudoephedrine.
"What we are seeing is the crooks are basically hiring out people to go around to different pharmacies and right now you can only buy two packages of pseudoephedrine at a time, so they will just hit several different pharmacies around the area buying two boxes at a time," King said.
King says the Springfield Police Department follows up on any tip it might receive about a possible Meth lab.
For KSMU News, I'm Kristian Kriner.