Meth lab production dropping in North Alabama

Meth lab production in the region has dropped lately.

Jackson County chief deputy Rocky Harnen says meth started two decades ago with red phosphorous labs, and the last decade featured more “one pot” meth lab.

Authorities in Jackson County seized 72 met labs in 2011. In 2013, that number fell to 44.

Now, WAFF-TV reports last year’s number dwindled to eight.

A new state law restricting the ability to receive pseudoephedrine may have helped that trend.

Anyone buying anything containing this drug must show ID every time. The business records your name and how much you have bought.