21 arrested in Missouri meth roundup

Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 11:53 a.m. CDT; updated 4:07 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 24, 2012

ST. LOUIS — A methamphetamine roundup in eastern Missouri has netted 21 arrests.

Authorities said Thursday that suspects from Franklin and Jefferson counties are facing charges accusing them of being part of a meth manufacturing and distribution network.The suspects range in age from 21 to 48. The charges are part of a federal indictment returned on May 16 but sealed until Wednesday.

Several police agencies were involved in the arrests, including the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Missouri has led the nation in the number of clandestine meth lab seizures every year except one for the past decade.


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Phil Dennis May 24, 2012 | 1:46 p.m.

And I'm sure you will see lot of the meth round-up'dees here

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Richard Saunders May 24, 2012 | 3:12 p.m.

Too bad it just makes it more profitable for the larger scale operations that can afford to pay bribes to ensure the safety of their cargo as it crosses various jurisdictional boundaries.

Then again, without the "War on Drugs" those twenty-one arrestees wouldn't have found their activities nearly as profitable either.

Interesting how this "war" only benefits various criminal classes, both in and out of government. Society, meanwhile, is the one that pays for the loss of community this scam engenders.

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