E. Alabama authorities round up several in meth busts

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – Several east Alabama law enforcement agencies joined forces to take suspected meth makers and users off the streets.

The latest round up by the Opelika Police department, Auburn Police Department and Lee County Sheriff's Office led to 13 felony arrests and 2 misdemeanor arrests for possession of precursors.

During Monday's round up, narcotics officers also located two shake and bake meth labs.

Alabama state law says you can't buy more than 6 grams of pseudoephedrine. That's the main ingredient found in cold pills, each month.

If you are buying more than that, then you are suspected of making meth and can be arrested and charged.

Essentially a round up occurs when agencies get together, go over dozens of pharmacy logs to figure out who's buying the pills.  Then the compile warrants to round up individuals.

East Alabama authorities tell us they still need to serve 30 outstanding warrants.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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