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Police Cracking Down on Meth in Walla Walla

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Walla Walla, Wash-- A Walla Walla Police Detective says meth problems had decreased in the last year. Police had worked hard to shut down some of the supplies for the chemicals meth addicts use.

But the detective fears that they could lose state and federal money used to help fight the meth problems in Walla Walla. The big labs police used to see have decreased, now they say there is a bunch of small labs and people are cooking small amounts of the drug.

"I don't think it ever left I think they got smarter. I mean these people make dumb decisions but they're not stupid. Not anybody can take those kind of chemicals that they use in a meth lab and mix them up and make something that doesn't kill them outright or doesn't blow them up in the process, they're not stupid," said Sgt. Randy Allessio, Walla Walla Police Detective.

Walla Walla Police say they are finding new ways to continue cracking down on meth in their city.