INDIANAPOLIS - Delaware County led the state in meth lab seizures with a total of 42 through April of this year, according to numbers released by the Indiana State Police.
The county, which includes Muncie, Yorktown and Albany, had nearly double the amount of seizures of Allen County, which took a trailing second place with 21 labs seized. Elkhart and Vanderburgh Counties tied for third with 20 labs seized each.
Look through the chart below to see meth numbers for Indiana's top 20 counties:
Delaware Co. has seen a large spike in meth lab seizures since 2010, when only seven were recovered. In 2012, 62 labs were seized, and in 2013 state police recovered 109 labs in the county.
Part of that increase is due to increased staffing on state police meth suppression units. In 2013, Pendleton Post Commander Lt. Tom Dujmovich, whose purview includes Delaware County, dedicated a team of troopers to meth lab suppression.
"Part of the reason for the spike in lab numbers in our district this year is due to the dedication and hard work of our Meth Suppression Squad, along with the close working relationship they have with local law enforcement agencies and county prosecutors," Dujmovich.
Statewide, lab seizures are down 18 percent from the same period last year. Police have recovered 527 labs so far this year, versus 642 during the same period in 2013. Last year a record number of more than 1800 labs were seized.
See the chart below for meth lab seizures for every county in Indiana through April of this year:
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