The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is releasing stats on the first half success of its narcotic officer under the MOSMART grant. The grant fully funds one officer for an entire year that is devoted to working specifically on the growing meth problem. Stats are as follows:
6 full methamphetamine labs seized
5 lab dump sites cleaned up
9 arrests for manufacturing methamphetamine
2 arrests for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine
5 arrests for distribution of methamphetamine
30 arrests for possession of methamphetamine
3 arrests for possession of more than 9 grams of pseudoephederine.
These stats are from Jan 1, 2011 until June 30 2011 and do not include combined arrests for assists with other agencies including municipalities and working with area drug task forces.