meth en Meth lab incidents in Missouri down in 2012 <p></p><p>Missouri is known as the meth capital of America, but recent Drug Enforcement Administration statistics suggest this may be changing.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri meth lab incidents decreased more than 12 percent in 2012, according the DEA</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Prevention Specialist, Heather Harlan, for Phoenix Programs—a drug treatment center in Columbia—said she has seen a decrease in meth users, but the reasons are not so clear.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:51:19 +0000 Andrew Kauffman 42298 at Meth lab incidents in Missouri down in 2012 Koster goes after over-the-counter pseudoephedrine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Attorney General Chris </span>Koster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is again calling on requiring a prescription for certain cold medicines containing </span>pseudoephedrine<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:00:36 +0000 Scott Harvey 37961 at Koster goes after over-the-counter pseudoephedrine Missouri's lax regulations on meth-lab cleanup <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Missouri’s meth problem is no secret. In 2012, the Show-Me State has the highest number of meth-lab seizure in the country. &nbsp;But beyond the busts — Miss</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ouri has no statewide regulation on what to do with former meth labs.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">On AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad,’ meth cooks prepare a batch in a trailer in the desert or a dirty and &nbsp;abandoned house. But this image of secrecy and seclusion isn’t always true. Timothy Sigmund is a real estate attorney from Jefferson City. He says many meth labs aren’t where pop culture might suggest they are.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">“Apartment buildings, nicer homes,” Sigmund says. “It can be happening in many different places, and it doesn’t matter. It’s not that it’s some run-down shack in the middle of the woods.”</span></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:18:34 +0000 Olga Khrustaleva 34489 at Missouri's lax regulations on meth-lab cleanup Nixon supports state's drug task forces <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font color="black">Speaking at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Gov. Jay Nixon says it’s important to keep the state’s multi-jurisdictional drug task forces on the front lines. </font></span></font></span> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:51:57 +0000 Scott Harvey 28722 at Nixon supports state's drug task forces Missouri's meth addiction, part two <p>In 2011, Missouri law enforcement busted about five meth labs each day on average &ndash; almost double the number of any other state.&nbsp;The state spends more than $2 million dollars a year on cleanup of these labs, and millions more on incarceration, child care, and drug treatment.</p><p class="Radiotrax"> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:28:25 +0000 Kyle Deas 15796 at Missouri's meth addiction, part two Missouri's meth addiction, part one <p>For the past decade, Missouri has claimed the dubious distinction of the most meth busts of any state in the nation. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update, reporter Kyle Deas has the first in a two-part-series on Missouri&#39;s unique meth addiction.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:37:56 +0000 Kyle Deas 15420 at Missouri's meth addiction, part one Possible 'game-changer' in meth battle <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Some are calling it a &quot;game-changer&quot; in the battle against methamphetamine labs&mdash;a new form of pseudoephedrine that apparently can&#39;t be used to make the dangerous and addictive drug.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:46:47 +0000 Associated Press 11397 at Possible 'game-changer' in meth battle Newscast for March 14, 2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><p>MU’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute will cease to exist. The nuclear engineering department has been split in two, with the transition expected to be finalized by July 1. KBIA’s Nick Gass gauged the reaction among student and faculty researchers.</p></li><li><p>Three Missouri communities will share more than $62,000 in federal grants for historic preservation projects.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:44:51 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10535 at Newscast for March 14, 2012 Newscast for February 22, 2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri leads the U.S. in methamphetamine lab seizures in 2011.</li><li>A bipartisan commission says it&#39;s close to a Missouri Senate District map compromise.</li><li>A state senator wants the full chamber to debate the I-70 toll road proposal.</li></ul> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:43:59 +0000 Nick Gass 9304 at Missouri meth lab seizures lead U.S. <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An Associated Press survey of the nation&#39;s top methamphetamine-producing states shows national lab seizures rose again last year.</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:59:32 +0000 Associated Press 9283 at Missouri meth lab seizures lead U.S.