Finally, Missouri has taken a step to the Number Two position on a national stage for which we can be happy with the downgrade.
Missouri has led the nation in Murders, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and African-American Victims of Homicide.
Most notoriously, Missouri has led the nation in Meth Lab Busts since 2003, but oh no, not any longer. In today’s news, Missouri can proudly claim that it has fallen to number two:
“Missouri is not leading the nation in methamphetamine lab busts and seizures for the first time since 2003, according to figures released Tuesday.
Tennessee had 2,082 meth lab incidents in 2010, said Tom Farmer, the state’s meth task force director. That tops Missouri’s total of 1,960. Most other states have not yet released 2010 figures, which could further shake up the rankings.” More Here
Finally Missouri gives a little back to the other states.,
Now, I wonder if the new local laws banning the sales of pseudoephedrine without a prescription or the state laws requiring the log of the name and address of the purchaser had the greater effect on the numbers.
Seems to me that knowing who is buying the pseudoephedrine, obviously for meth labs, would result in more meth lab busts. But, that won’t happen in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, Dexter, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston.