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Montgomery County seeing a jump in meth busts

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY -

Montgomery County is seeing a growing meth problem in the community.

The county busted 25 meth labs last year, more than five times the labs busted in all of 2012.

Sheriff Tommy Whitt calls it a poor man's cocaine since meth is inexpensive and highly addictive.

It also requires a growing number of resources from his department.

"It's a three man team, but it's not anything that's supported separately from the compensation board or the state or through the county," Whitt said.

Next week we'll take a closer look at the meth problem in Montgomery County and the impact it's having on taxpayers.

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