Mobile meth labs roll into south central Minnesota

Methamphetamine manufacturers in a four-county area are turning to a quicker, simpler way of cooking up the drug in portable labs known as the "one pot" or "shake n bake" method, KTOE radio reports. Authorities in a four-county area have seen up to a half dozen labs in an area that previously had none.
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The four-county area of Blue Earth, Martin, Nicollet and Watonwan counties used to have no methamphetamine labs, but in the past two years, four to six have surfaced, veteran drug agent Ginger Peterson told KTOE News. The portable labs rely on a simple "one pot" or "shake and bake" method, Peterson said.

Learn more about meth labs from the Minnesota Department of Health. The state's Department of Natural Resources cautions that meth labs are sometimes set up on public lands and offers tips on how to spot them. The National Institutes of Health tracks nationwide drug use statistics.

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