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Tennessee's dilemma with methamphetamine

When you think of Tennessee, what comes to mind? Here are a few things: country music, the Great Smoky Mountains, whiskey, Goo Goo Cluster, Davy Crockett - and methamphetamine. Which one shouldn't be there?

The ravages of the addictive synthetic drug known as methamphetamine or meth have taken a toll on Tennessee's communities, residents, taxpayers and law enforcement. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Tennessee has ranked in the top three every year between 2010 and 2014 among U.S. states that reported "meth incidents" such as lab seizures and drug dumpsites.