Methamphetamine is a serious concern that grew dramatically in our state back in 2004 and 2005. The number of meth labs exploded during those years, putting more and more people at risk.
Law enforcement and lawmakers attacked the Meth outbreak, successfully passing a law that restricts the sale of cold medicines that contain an ingredient used to make meth.
The law is credited with changing the meth lab trend. In 1999, only 9 labs were found in our state. In 2004, the explosion began. 322 labs were shut down in North Carolina. The number increased to 328 in 2005. Then the law was passed. In 2006, the number of labs busted decreased to 197.