County meth problem growing




Ever since Bea Banta moved with her husband into an apartment at Hurricane and Adams streets in Franklin, she’s been worried about some of the houses around her.

Banta regularly sees strangers coming by houses on Hurricane at all hours of the day and night, and police are called to nearby homes at least once a week, she said.

In the past two years, police have found a dozen meth labs throughout Banta’s neighborhood, which is about a half-mile from downtown Franklin, in or near houses on Hurricane, Yandes, Kentucky and Adams streets, according to data from the Indiana State Police.

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