Fertilizer Thefts

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

Methamphetamine makers seem to be finding their drug ingredients on Wisconsin farms.

Officials in Juneau County say meth manufacturers are stealing anhydrous ammonia nitrate, which farmers use as a fertilizer.

In Columbia County the Sheriff's Department has investigated dozens of cases of meth labs with the majority of them found in rural areas.

The fertilizer tanks often sit out during planting season, however, in some areas of the state, like Iowa, Richland and Grant counties, authorities have provided valve locks to farmers.

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