New state law that was supposed to stop meth addicts has only succeeded in creating a new industry of crime.

The number of meth labs seized in the state of Tennessee is on the rise despite a new law that was supposed to stop meth addicts from getting the main ingredient.

The law created a real-time tracking system that has blocked many suspicious sales of pseudoephedrines, like Sudafed. But instead of making a dent in the state’s meth problem, it has created a new industry of crime.

So far this year, there have been 906 meth busts, compared to 753 through this time last year. One likely reason is because of a sudden loss last year of federal meth cleanup funds.

But some have questioned whether the new law is making the desired effect.

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/229706/2/Some-question-effectiveness-of-TN-meth-laws

ADDED: Just as we predicted here when this bill was being proposed…

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