The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Drug Enforcement Administration had $2 million at the start of the fiscal year for the reimbursements. Agency spokesman Rusty Payne says the money was exhausted.
Georgia got the 10th largest portion of DEA cleanup funds distributed last year, with nearly $520,000. DEA reports a 54 percent increase in the number of meth labs reported over the past three years.
Many methamphetamine recipes include household substances that become volatile and potentially explosive when mixed. Local police pay a private contractor to dispose of the toxic materials after a meth lab is dismantled.