Seminars Cover Children Affected By Methamphetamine
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Missouri leads the nation in methamphetamine lab raids, and the number of children removed from houses where the street drug meth is made. Law enforcement officers, health professionals and children's service officials are looking to address the problems that children living in meth houses face. They are launching their effort with a series of seminars. The first one is in Columbia this month. Another is planned for Kansas City in August. Officials say children exposed to meth suffer health risks as well as neglect and abuse. Last year, Missouri reported one thousand-288 meth lab incidents -- far higher than any other state. Illinois was second with 778 incidents. Kansas reported 165.