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April 23, 2012

Indiana farmers seeing fewer meth-related thefts

Evansville —  

Indiana farmers are seeing fewer anhydrous ammonia thefts as police say methamphetamine makers are turning to methods that use ingredients other than the dangerous fertilizer.
 
Those looking to make the illegal drug in recent years often targeted farmers’ large tanks of ammonia, often leading to large leaks of the chemical.
 
Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse tells the Evansville Courier & Press that he’s not yet seen any ammonia thefts in the county yet this year. He says more meth makers are using the so-called one-pot method that doesn’t use large amounts of the chemical.
 
Brock Hensley of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force says ammonia thefts could still happen despite the trend toward the one-pot method.

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