On The Hunt For Meth With MCSO

On The Hunt For Meth With MCSO

On The Hunt For Meth With MCSO

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MOBILE, Alabama -

Handcuffed and hauled off to Mobile Metro Jail, another suspect is now in custody thanks to the meth text program.

News 5 tagged along with Special Ops to see first-hand how the program is working. Most of the tips send deputies to south Mobile County where meth labs like this one are a common find.
"We found a little bit of paraphernalia, components of a meth lab, marijuana and a little bit of meth," said Sergeant Jeff Eiland.

All it takes is a simple, anonymous text to the Mobile County Sheriffs Office and before long deputies will be hot on the trail.

If these guys find methamphetamine it first has to be tested with a kit. All it takes is a small amount of the drug and a test tube. If the solution turns blue, that means meth has been discovered. 
"As you can tell from some of your recent reporting it is still alive and well there are people who will still go purchase pseudoephedrine for the purpose of making methamphetamine," said Sheriff Sam Cochran.

Cochran didn't have an exact number but he tells News 5 the department is finding fewer meth labs compared to this time last year. He contributes the dwindling numbers in part to the meth text program.

"We've had tighter regulations with the laws, the laws have been tightened up making it more difficult," said Cochran.

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