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Is Tennessee losing the war on meth?

2:31 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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Some lawmakers and local authorities across the state say meth users are winning Tennessee's war on meth.

According to Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long, the meth problem is growing and spreading across the state.

For the first three months of the year, Long says Tennessee is first in the nation for meth use.

Authorities also say a new computer system meant to track how much pseudoephedrine a person can buy using drivers licenses is also failing to cut down on meth incidents.

Lawmakers tried to help curb the meth problem.

They proposed a bill that would have made pseudoephedrine a prescription-only drug, but for the second straight year, lawmakers could not get it out of the state house.

$750-thousand dollars worth of state money to clean up meth labs also runs out this year, leaving local law enforcement worried about the growing meth problem.

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