LITTLE ROCK, AR — The number of methamphetamine (meth) labs seized in Arkansas is down, despite evidence that they are flourishing, according to KUAR News.
In February, the Federal government cancelled a program that provided money towards the cleanup of meth labs, and now many local departments are saying they can no longer afford to take down active labs, the article stated.
According to the article, Arkansas State Police are attempting to help by providing several locations throughout the state where chemicals can be taken and disposed of.
"Nothing is concrete as to where all of those sites will be, but at some point we hope to have those seven sites identified and a secured storage facility where chemicals that are seized can be stored," said Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler.
An approved contractor would be tasked with taking the chemicals to a disposal facility, the article noted.
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