More meth labs were found in Kentucky in October than in any other one-month period, the Kentucky State Police reported on Wednesday.
State Police say there were 111 meth labs found in Kentucky in October, bringing the statewide count to 919, which also eclipses the previous yearly total of 741 labs in 2009. The state is on track to exceed 1,000 meth labs this year.
As the methods for illegally obtaining the ingredients to create methamphetamine evolve, it becomes easier to manufacture meth and law enforcement is seeing a spike in meth lab incidents, police say.
Methamphetamine is not just a Kentucky problem. Occurrences of meth labs have been on the rise across the country and states are scrambling to find solutions.
Authorities advise anyone who suspects someone is making meth, or if you encounter a meth lab, call police. Kentucky State Police in Perry County be reached at 606-435-6069. Or call 1-800 DOPETIP (1-800-367-3847). Callers can remain anonymous.