In Barry County for 2012, agents with the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force have already made 17 arrests for illegal drug use. A total of 11 involved meth labs.
Agents are currently working 27 new cases in the first eight weeks on the new year.
In Lawrence County, Lyle has seized six meth labs and arrested 10 people for possession of methamphetamine.
So far this year, over 37,706,638 boxes of pseudoephedrine have been sold according to National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEX) tracking software. Over 808,347 purchases were blocked.