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New state law credited for 124 fewer meth labs in Oklahoma

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(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Officials say Oklahoma had 124 fewer methamphetamine labs during the first six months of the year.

The decrease comes after a new state law that restricts sales of cold medicines that contain the illegal drug's key ingredient, pseudoephedrine.

The drop in meth labs saved Oklahoma taxpayers $434,000 in cleanup costs.

Officials say it costs the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation an average of $3,500 to clean up a single meth lab.

OSBI investigated a total of 50 labs last month, far below the 90 labs investigated in March.
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