Within the last two weeks law enforcement officials here in the east made at least six different meth lab busts.
In Duplin County officers recovered $1 million worth of meth hidden in horse saddles.
In Lenoir County a call led officers to a meth lab in the middle of the woods.
In Carteret County officers discovered a meth lab while investigating a domestic dispute.
Yesterday, law enforcement found another meth lab while searching a home after getting a tip.
They found a meth lab in a Pitt County farm house.
There was yet another meth lab bust in Wayne County over the weekend. In Tuesday's investigations alone one child was taken from a home and six people were arrested.
Drugstores have limited the sale of over the counter drugs used to create meth.
Despite efforts to stop the use and sale of meth officers say the ease of making the drug is attractive to criminals.
It doesn't matter sometime how much we try to make sure things like that do not occur. If a person is bound and determined to use methamphetamines or to use drugs, they're going to find a way to do it, said Chief James Tripp of the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.
Most of the meth lab busts came after police received a tip from concerned neighbors.
June 02, 2010