New Kind of Meth

Law enforcement officials say a different form of mass-produced methamphetamine is moving into Western Kentucky and replacing its predecessor.

Crystal meth is a purer and more deadly version of the narcotic.

The McCracken County Sheriff's captain says it is the new drug of choice and has been gaining popularity for about six months.

The drug is mass-produced in Mexican "superlabs" and is more potent and faster-acting than its predecessor, which is often made in labs hidden in houses.