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The situation: Missouri has
long been among the nation's
leaders in terms of meth labs
busted by law enforcement.
Cities in Missouri have taken the
initiative to make meth-precursor
pseudoephedrine products
prescription only. A total of 31
municipalities have passed such
legislation. The future may be
a bit more bright for the state.
High school risk-behavior
surveys indicate fewer and fewer
students are trying meth-
amphetamine even once (see
graphic, right).



Meth in Missouri 

-- Missouri high schools students who say they have used methamphetamine at least once during their life. Source: Centers for Disease Control survey
Year                               2001        2005        2009
9th grade                       9.7%     2.9%        1.9%
10th grade                      7.9%       4.5%        3.3%
11th grade                     9.7%       8.4%        4.9%
12th grade                     14.8%      9.7%        4.3%

-- Clandestine meth lab busts in Missouri since 2004
Year                 2004     2005    2006     2007     2008     2009    2010
Lab busts         2,820    2,240   1,300    1,261    1,477    1,761   1,917
Source: El Paso Intelligence Center


-- Number of Missourians admitted to drug treatment for amphetamine-related addictions and the percentage of all admissions that were related to amphetamines (mostly meth).
Year                  2005     2006     2007     2008     2009    2010
Number           6,154    5,295    4,513   4,544    5,056    3,844
Percentage      14.1%   11.7%    9.5%    9.2%     9.6%   10.2%
(Note: the national average percentage of meth admissions is 6.3%)
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


-- Seizures of methamphetamine in Missouri by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Seizure amounts are in kilograms (note: 1 kg. = 2.2 lbs.):
Year                 2005     2006     2007     2008     2009    2010
Seizures           25.5      51.8      39.8      14.2      25.6    45.4
Source: Drug Enforcement Administration



Speaking of meth

"Our meth problem hasn't gone away. Those folks manufacturing meth are resourceful in finding precursors."
- Sgt. Jason Clark, Division of Drug and Crime Control for the Missouri State Highway Patrol



If you have comments or information to add, please e-mail the National Meth Center
1999        2001        2003         2005         2007        2009
High school meth use (grades 9-12)
Students who said they used meth at least once
8.2%
10.4%
6.2%
6.4%
3.7%
3.7%
Note: The U.S. average
was 4.1% in 2009