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Franklin County Detective Don Blankenship, right, hands evidence through a window to fellow detective Darryl Balleydier during a raid of a suspected meth house in Gerald. Several states ravaged by methamphetamine, including Missouri, may have to scale back efforts to bust the labs that produce the drug because federal funds dedicated to helping states clean up the toxic sites have dried up, officials say.

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Feds defund meth cleanup program

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police and sheriff’s departments in some states ravaged by methamphetamine may have to scale back efforts to bust manufacturers because federal funds dedicated solely to cleaning up the toxic sites has dried up and departments won’t want to get stuck footing the bill, several law enforcement officials predict.

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