There were 111 meth labs found during October, exceeding all previous monthly totals and bringing the statewide total so far this year to 919, the Kentucky State Police reported Wednesday.
Law enforcement is seeing an increase in meth labs because it’s easier now to get the ingredients to create methamphetamine, the state police report said.
The record was set last year when 741 meth labs were discovered. The total could rise to 1,000 this year, the KSP feared.
Methamphetamine is not just a Kentucky problem. Occurrences of meth labs have been on the rise across the country and states are scrambling to find solutions.
Kentucky says it needs help from the public if such illegal activity is to be stopped.
The KSP said anyone suspecting someone of making meth, or if they come upon a meth lab, is asked to call toll free (800) 367-3847.
Callers can remain anonymous if the wish.
For more information, visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org.