Martin County holding meeting to combat methamphetamine labs

STUART, Fla. - Martin County Sheriff William Snyder is holding a town meeting Thursday night in an effort to combat the influx of meth labs in the county.

The meeting will be held at the Blake Library in Stuart at 6 p.m.

Deputies are asking residents to help them in the crackdown.

Residents are urged to be aware of their neighbors’ habits and their trash. If you see a lot of cold medicine, household chemicals, liter bottles and tubing, you are urged report it to police.

Snyder said a crackdown on prescription opiates has led to an increase in meth use which is less expensive and lasts longer.

The process of cooking meth is highly flammable and public tax dollars are used in the cleanup.

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