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May 23, 2004

Fitzgerald- Investigators say every meth lab is an explosion just waiting to happen. In fact 15 to 20% of all meth labs nationwide are discovered through fire or explosion.

They also say the number of South Georgians who've learned to cook the drug has grown dramatically.

"The theory on the methamphetamine cooks is that each one cook will teach ten others how to cook. We have actually over the course of the last couple of years proven that theory to be true right here in Ben Hill County," says investigator Chris Stephens of the South Central Drug Task Force.

Drug agents say they depend heavily on anonymous tips and concerned citizens when it comes to finding potential meth labs.

Posted at 3:10 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com