Operators are using soda pop bottles to manufacture methamphetamine.
"With the plastic bottles, they're more of a fire hazard," Goff said. "It's a much simpler and quick process, but it's equally dangerous."
State lawmakers passed Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's substance-abuse bill in 2012. It included a provision that requires statewide electronic tracking of pseudoephedrine, a cold and allergy medication that's also a key meth-making ingredient.
The new law also limits the purchase of pseudoephedrine, commonly known sold under the name Sudafed, to three boxes per month and 20 per year.
Despite the tracking system, pseudoephedrine sales remain high.
West Virginians have purchased about 40,000 boxes per month of the sinus medication so far this year, according to data from the state pharmacy board.
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