SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City police officers made eight arrests this week of people suspected of making methamphetamine at 2135 N. Roosevelt Ave. and 2650 N. Barnes Ave., apartment C2.
The number of meth labs is on the rise this year. Springfield police officers continue to find an increased number of labs throughout the city.
Police Department spokesman Cpl. Matt Brown says the department has spent nearly $25,000 this year on officer expenses (overtime, etc.) to deal with meth labs. He says each lab costs about $500 in labor and 12 manhours worth of work. Brown says that doesn't include the time an officer will spend writing reports about each lab.
To view a map of meth labs, go to http://gismaps.springfieldmo.gov/meth/ to see if a lab was found in your area.
The Springfield Police Department asks anyone who suspects a neighbor of producing meth to call (417) 869-TIPS. Your call can be anonymous.