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Franklin County is cracking down on meth

By Frankie Jupiter, fjupiter@wdbj7.com
Published On: Feb 18 2014 07:45:59 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 18 2014 08:05:40 PM EST

Sheriff's deputies say they're always taking a proactive stance when it comes to drug activity. Recently they say they've seen an influx of meth cook operations.

FRANKLIN CO.,Va. -

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on meth makers. Sheriff's deputies say they're always taking a proactive stance when it comes to drug activity. Recently they say they've seen an influx of meth cooking operations.

They say when most people think of a meth lab, they're usually thinking about a big operation. That's not always the case. The chemicals to make meth can be mixed in a two liter soda bottle.

“Our narcotics investigators follow up different angles to combat this, whether it be working with pharmacies in the area trying to stay connected with those of the purchase of ephedrine or Sudafed type products,” said Captain Paul Caldwell.

The sheriff's office says people make this drug because its ingredients are cheap and the effects last longer.