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Local leaders went to a drug seminar to learn about the new ways people are creating methamphetamine.

DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner says the seminar presented a new method being used to create meth and it puts more people in danger. Due to new laws on sales of pseudoephedrine, people who cook meth have come up with newer methods done in smaller doses. They can be done in 20 oz. soda and energy drink bottles, which can lead to exposure to more people.

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Shofner says if anyone sees a plastic bottle with what looks to be kitty litter and water in it, they should call the authorities to check it out. Its a strong possibility that the bottle was used to create meth.

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The sheriff adds that the new method is also more harmful to those creating meth since the new method can cause burns easier and can be done in smaller areas. It could cause a small explosion in the backseat of a car.

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DeWitt County has dealt with many drug busts over the past year and is using what they learned at these seminars to help crack down on drug use and production in DeWitt County.

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