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$30,000 allotted to clean up meth labs

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By Damon Lawrence

The proposed budget for the Roane County Sheriff’s Office grew by $30,000 last month when the budget committee adjusted it to provide funding for the clean up of methamphetamine-producing labs.

Tommy Farmer, director of the Tennessee Meth Task Force, said the average cost to clean up a meth lab is $2,500.

Local governments used to rely on federal funds to clean up meth labs. They had to come up with another source of funding after the federal money dried up.


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