3 Michiana counties ranked in top 10 for meth crimes

A new report from the meth investigation unit of the Indiana State Police shows a scary situation for Michiana. Three local counties are named in the top 10 for the number of meth busts in 2012.

Madison County, in central Indiana, saw the most seizures, at 96.

Kosciusko County ties with Noble County for the 7th place ranking. Each county had 47 busts. Elkhart was close behind with 46 busts. 42 labs were seized in Marshall County, 36 in Starke, and 30 in St. Joseph. That means four of the top ten counties are located right here in northern Indiana.

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Police seized more than 1700 meth labs statewide last year.

1. Madison County (96)
2. Vanderburgh County (90)
3. Delaware County (62)
4. Monroe County (60)
5. Decatur County (59)
6. Bartholomew and Knox counties (53)
7. Kosciusko, Noble and Howard counties (47)
8. Elkhart County (46)
9. Marshall County (42)
10. Tippecanoe County (38)
11. Starke and Washington counties (36)
12. Harrison County (35)
13. Allen County (32)
14. St. Joseph County (30)
15. Steuben County (29)


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