`Meth' makers stealing volatile stuff: fertilizer

Belsie, Laurent
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/10/99, Vol. 91 Issue 52, p1
Looks at law enforcement efforts in the midwestern United States which are aimed at stopping the theft of fertilizer by manufacturers of the drug methamphetamine, or `meth.' How the fertilizer is used as a solvent in the manufacture of meth; Difficulty of policing the thefts; How farm groups, police, and fertilizer manufacturers are teaming up in hopes of combating the problem.


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