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Old 11-15-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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I have a feeling that Missouri fights Meth harder that say Arkansas does. Of course this all depends on local law enforcement does'nt it........
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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Arkansas tries pretty hard, I think.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I don't think its as much of a problem as the media wants us to believe.
Dude, come to Stone County. It's EVERYWHERE.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I have a feeling that Missouri fights Meth harder that say Arkansas does. Of course this all depends on local law enforcement does'nt it........
Part of the reason meth is difficult for law enforcement is the clean-up issue. Because so many flammable and toxic chemicals are used in production, it can quickly deplete a small town's budget to clean up a meth lab. Not much incentive to go after the little guys, when there is lots of expense and no compensation. Until the state gets involved, or another funding source, the problem may be put aside. And we know how quickly red tape moves....
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I don't think meth is a big problem in MO *except* for those people who choose to use it or associate with those who do. In MO, your risk for crime basically depends on who you associate with and what neighborhoods you go into. Although anything could happen anywhere, the reality is outside of a few bad areas of the few bigger cities, crime isn't much of a problem in MO.
The "problem" with meth is not restricted to the petty thefts and home break-ins related to people seeking easy to sell merchandise for quick cash. Meth users suffer from numerous health issues. Since many can't hold a job, this means more Medicaid recipients (tax dollars) or free services. This depletes resources that could be used for more deserving families. They also tend to neglect their children, requiring Social Services to intervene. We have had several children severely injured from drinking chemicals used in production. And I have seen first-hand how they will steal from family members, even their own grown children. Identity theft is so easy-with a laptop computer a parent can use their children's information to have loan money deposited in an account, withdraw the money and close the account before the first payment is due. People who are tweaking can be paranoid, violent and dangerous. They may be standing behind you at Walmart, walking across a parking lot or renting the hotel room next door. ANY meth problem is a BIG problem!
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Yes, I would say it is a big problem. I think no matter where you go, addiction is a big problem; meth is Missouri's vice of choice I guess.
My neighborhood does not seem to have a major problem with it. Our sheriff's office is very good with following up on any concerns. I also have neighbors who don't mind taking matters in their own hands if necessary. They don't want to deal with the risk of being robbed because some meth user needs quick cash. But, it is not unusual to go to a local store (some more than others) and see someone who is clearly burnt-out from meth use.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Not that I as aware of, though I am not sure. The area I lived in did not have a meth problem that I knew of. That said, I did not associate with anyone who did drugs. Meth is a growing problem across the country as I understand it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Manchester, Mo
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Some might say meth is mainly a rural thing but I've seen it all over the place in St. Louis.

But we most recently found a lab on private property at a camp site. Of course it happens to be near Leasburg (I'd say there's more drugs per capita in this area than any other area I've ever been to). It wasn't noticed until all of the leaves had fallen of the trees and it could see it a little ways into the woods. The cops came out and took care of it.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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Ive traveled the country,its a problem everywhere.I call it the nation destroyer.mobile labs in motorhomes are popular.It has messed up many people i went to school with,causes many mental problems,mabe the folks in washington dc are on it.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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How does one explain the recently over-full Howard County jail in Fayette? A month or so ago their local newspaper related that a significant ratio of the jailed population was from meth busts by the Sheriff's Dept.

No disrespect intended sixtwobaldguy; but, do not think crime only happens to those who go looking for it. While Missouri is not the largest Meth state there is a problem. Ask your local sheriff's dept. how much of their budget and resouces go towards fighting meth, meth related arrests, or in solving meth related crimes vs. the rest of their budget. You mught just be suprised.
Got to agree.I live next to Goverment Land Cookers go Camping over there,when the wind is right the step back in the woods do their cooking until they run out of material.They leave their poison Trash pack up and good to make their Sales.

They use to Grow Weed but its too easy to spot from the air so they quit but some try.I know a Guy that got caught with 10 pounds.Had another group told me if I went on their place I would be shot because they were growing.This was a few years ago.

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