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Harrison County Law Enforcement Participates in Meth Lab Training

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In the last six months, more than 30 meth labs have been found in Lewis County alone, and a Harrison County community is doing its part to keep meth out of its town.

On Sunday, several law enforcement officers received training on how to identify the four different types of meth labs.

The Nutter Fort Police Department enlisted the help of the Meth Lab Field Response Team.

Officials said meth use is a growing, nationwide epidemic because all of its ingredients can be purchased legally in stores.

"They've learned that household chemicals can be combined in such a way that they can form hazardous materials and methamphetamine. Meth is easily made, that's why it's done in the street," said Jake Kelton of MERIT Training Programs.

Officials said almost 95 percent of meth lab materials can be handled by trained law enforcement and firefighters, so funding for such training is crucial.