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3/12/03 - Tyler

Authorities Bust North Tyler Meth Lab

   Authorities arrested seven people they believe were cooking meth inside a building on the 800 block of North Beckham Tuesday.

   Two tanks were removed from the building after they tested positive for anhydrous ammonia.  Numbers seem to indicate the spread of meth is reaching epidemic proportions.

   In 1998, Texas authorities seized 20 meth labs. Just last year, seizures in Texas stood at least 350 labs.

   Along with the immense health risk to the user, the production of meth can also be deadly. The production involves explosive, flammable, and cancer-causing chemicals.

   Kerri Panchuk, reporting.

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