The 10 states with the most meth lab busts

Meth lab seizures rose nationally again in 2011, further evidence the powerfully addictive and dangerous drug is maintaining a tight grip on the nation's heartland, according to an Associated Press survey of the nation's top meth-producing states.

Combined, the numbers indicate nationwide meth lab seizures rose at least 8.3 percent in 2011 compared with 2010.

Here is a look at the 10 states with the highest number of meth lab busts.

Missouri 2,096
Tennessee 1,687
Indiana 1,437
Kentucky 1,188
Oklahoma with 902
Illinois 584
Iowa 382
Michigan 352
North Carolina 340
South Carolina 265

For more on the national numbers, and a close look at the possible reasons behind the high numbers in Missouri, visit

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