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"Shake and bake" meth expected to spread

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LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Pine Belt law enforcement agencies said Tuesday they are seeing drug users and dealers turn to new ways of making methamphetamine.

The process is called the "shake and bake" method which is easier, cheaper and faster. It involves a bottle, some pills, and household chemicals, and the method allows manufacturers to avoid current drug laws.

Laurel police have arrested at least five people this year for manufacturing meth using the technique. Authorities expect this method will rapidly become more widespread.

"It is a problem and it is continuing to grow," said Vince Williams, a Laurel police narcotics agent. "It's because the users don't have to go to the dealers. I mean it is so easy they can just go do it themselves and it's cheaper."

Williams also said the method is used mostly on the move. He said all of the arrests were made during traffic stops.

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