MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A new anti-meth law went into effect in Tennessee at the beginning of the year. It allows police to track, in real time, people who buy meth making ingredients.
Six weeks into the New Year, the Shelby County Sheriff's office still doesn't have that technology. It could have helped Cordova residents Laquisha and Linda Woods because their neighbors were caught cooking meth.
Laquisha Woods told abc24.com she was very upset to find out her neighbors were making meth right next door. She said, "My son's outside in the backyard swinging and it's right next door to my house … Meth can blow up,"
Her mom Linda said she knew something was going on with her neighbors but she didn't know what. She said she was "surprised it was a meth lab but not surprised something was going on."
Chief Wayne Goudy with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said the technology will help protect people like the Woods. "The new system is real time. That's going to really help us. It's another tool to fight meth when we get info, it's real time information … This way we're there when it's occurring - you can find out what people are doing."