WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Police in Wilmington are seeing more meth labs in our community.
Officers believe the increase is due to the fact that it's getting easier to make meth.
The new method to make meth is called "shake and bake." All the cooks need are a few ingredients and a one liter plastic bottle to make the drug.
In the past, meth operations required a lot of equipment.
"It is no longer the more elaborate labs people think about with all the beakers and tubes," said Captain Jeff Allsbrook from WPD.
Allsbrook said the increase in meth is concerning.
The new method also makes it easier than ever to transport, making meth even more dangerous.