That's old and tired. Missouri busts more meth labs than any other state...that's why the statistics are so high. Most states don't enforce meth laws with nearly the same vigor. Also, most labs are "small-time" operations. Missouri busts 10X as many meth labs as California, but California recovers 50X the amount of meth. Kansas has a big problem with Mexican drug cartles moving meth into Kansas, because it's a lot easier to do it there than in Missouri.