(Cleveland) - Police around Ohio are reporting a big jump in the number of methamphetamine labs seized this year.

According to state records, the number of meth labs seized by officers jumped 467% this year compared with five years ago. Agents and police found 607 labs in Ohio last year and 635 labs as of june 24 this year.

Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine says investigators are seeing a continuous spike in the brew that can now be mixed in containers as small as pop bottles.

Law enforcers are blaming much of the increase to the cheap cost and ease of making the drug.

Police reported finding 112 meth labs in 2008, although that number more than tripled to 348 the next year.

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