2010: Year of the meth

According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, 2010 was a boom year for meth heads, with 1,080 labs discovered statewide (the most ever), with Jefferson County taking the lead at 154 labs strong.

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) released the 2010 methamphetamine lab statistics today and the number indicates an all-time high in the Commonwealth. KSP reports that there were 1,080 meth labs found during 2010, exceeding all previous year totals.

The top five counties with the highest incidents of meth lab occurrences were Jefferson (154 labs), Laurel (113 labs), Warren (70 labs), Barren (57 labs) and Hardin (53).

Earlier this week, KSP responded to a meth lab at a home in Leslie County where three children were found and treated for chemical burns at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. A total of four arrests were made for that incident.

The 2010 methamphetamine lab response costs to law enforcement totaled $2.9 million. This figure includes investigative costs, waste removal clean up, supplies, lab analysis, and transportation of waste from the scene.

Good thing Frankfort is focused on the real cause of this problem (they’re not), which has nothing whatsoever to do with providing real economic opportunities for the uneducated masses who can’t score a gig as a wage slave in Kentucky’s burgeoning indentured servitude industry adventure tourism economy. Remember what Lt. Dan said: Coal haul trails make perfect hiking paths, y’all.

5 Comments

  1. Steve Magruder
    Posted February 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Is this “boom” because of greater discovery through the current tracking?

    It’s like having a program that detects littering being put into place, and then the next year releasing statistics that littering has increased by 500%.

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