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RAINELLE, W. Va (WVVA)-- With several meth busts made by multiple police agencies in Greenbrier County over the past few evenings, the drug has been pushed to the forefront.

Police said Tuesday they have been able to crack down on methamphetamine production through tips from community members, and other ways of tracking people as they purchase ingredients to make the drug.

Officers say the drug has become more prevalent in the area, and it's not going to go away overnight.

Some fear meth users will also turn to drugs like heroin in the future.

Amanda Hunter from Rainelle said this drug abuse has to stop.

"It needs [to be] taken care of. I mean I don't know how they're going to do it, but something has to give.... it's a sad situation and it's done took over."

Police said meth is a dangerous drug, from the cooking process to the high itself.

Chief JP Stevens with the Rainelle Police Department said it could also be dangerous to infants exposed, or even neighbors nearby.

"Just the odor can cause harm," he said.

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