Meth Labs in The US


Even though meth production in the United States has dropped substantially since the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005, meth labs still exist, and meth is still the most frequently manufactured drug seized in labs across the United States. At the peak of meth production in 2004, there were 23,703 seizures of meth labs, equipment, and chemicals; by 2018, there were only 1,568 lab seizures, and of those labs, 85 percent were small facilities capable of producing two ounces or less of meth. While small labs produce much less meth than cartels smuggle into the country, they have the tragic result of endangering children.