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Duplin County ranks 3rd in meth lab bust, according to SBI

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DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Duplin County has the third highest number of meth lab busts in North Carolina this year, according to new numbers from the SBI.

The report shows busts from January 1 through the end of August.  Watauge County tops the list, followed by Anson County.

According to the data, there was a meth lab bust in Brunswick County in January when an informant led investigators and SBI agents to a home in Calabash.

[Click here to see a monthly comparison of the busts]

In addition to being illegal, officials say meth lab operations are dangerous because the drugs are cooked with volatile chemicals increasing the chance for an explosion.

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