Methamphetamine lab seizures are on the rise in the nation's cities and suburbs, raising new concerns about a lethal drug that has long been the scourge of rural America.
It's happening in major cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo., Nashville, Tenn., and Evansville, Ind., according to The Associated Press. Authorities are also seeing evidence that inner-city gangs are becoming involved in meth production and distribution.
"No question about it - there are more labs in the urban areas," said Tom Farmer, coordinator of the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force. "I'm seeing car fires from meth in urban areas now, more people getting burned."