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Meth investigator shows first aid kit

August 10, 2011 | 3:18 p.m. CDT
In an Aug. 3, 2011 photo, investigator Jody Cavanaugh shows a first aid kit that methamphetamine producers regularly steal for the use of the cold pack as an ingredient in the drug at the Warren County Sheriff's office in McMinnville, Tenn. The federal government’s budget crisis has forced a sudden retreat in the nation’s war against methamphetamine, wiping out millions of dollars to clean up secret labs and forcing some police and sheriff’s departments to all but abandon the hunt for new meth producers because they cannot afford it.

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