DEA lists Oroville, Marysville among state's top meth cities

Feb 10, 2015 4:39 PM by News Staff

According to the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency's meth lab register, Marysville and Oroville are among California's most popular cities to cook methamphetamine.

The Drug Enforcement Agency lists locations where law enforcement has found suspected clandestine drug laboratories or dumpsites since 2004. The labs stay listed until local law enforcement confirms to the DEA that they have been decontaminated or demolished.

The latest list for California was released in November 2014 and has 25 listed locations in Marysville, the most of any city in the state. Oroville has the fourth most locations on the list with 20, trailing only Modesto's 24 and the 21 listed in Los Angeles.

Chico addresses appear 11 times, with 45 total in Butte County. There is just one address listed in Glenn County, four in Tehama County and 10 in Shasta County.

The largest concentration of meth labs in one county, according to the list, is in San Bernardino where there are reportedly 109 meth labs.

See the entire list here.

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