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More than 50 heroin traffickers have been arrested for crimes committed in St. Charles County. Most were arrested in a 30-hour period, bringing a swift conclusion to a ten-month collaborative investigation.

Since last fall state, local and federal authorities have been working together to bring about the arrests, representing what the head of the St. Louis region’s Drug Enforcement Agency described as a more proactive partnership than past collaborations.

Meth lab incidents in Missouri down in 2012

Oct 17, 2013
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Missouri is known as the meth capital of America, but recent Drug Enforcement Administration statistics suggest this may be changing. Missouri meth lab incidents decreased more than 12 percent in 2012, according the DEA. 

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.

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An Associated Press survey of the nation's top methamphetamine-producing states shows national lab seizures rose again last year.