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Meth continues to be dangerous, costly nuisance in TN

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Meth in Tennessee is one of the deadliest and costliest problems police say they face.

The latest bust took place Thursday in west Nashville where two people were arrested at a house on Illinois Avenue.

And in Giles County, they've had three busts in the last 10 days.

Fighting methamphetamine was a hot topic at the legislature this past session. A new law is expected to be signed by Gov. Bill Haslam that would make it harder for residents to purchase pseudoephedrine without a prescription.

But Giles County Sheriff Kyle Helton fears the new law might not be enough.

"We can get some results out of it. But if we don't, I'm gonna go back and beg and plead that we're going to need to do prescription-only. I'm going to continue to fight for this as long as I'm in office and as long as I can stand up for it," Helton said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says more than 1,600 drug labs were seized across the state last year.

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