Authorities around Ohio say that production of Methamphetamine is on the rise throughout the state. Te drug known as “poor man’s heroin” is popular in rural areas. But this year the drug labs also are being found in urban areas near Akron and Columbus. John Cooke, a criminal intelligence analyst who tracks Meth production for the state, says there is a definite increase. The drug’s popularity has grown so much that state authorities held a two-day meeting last month to talk with police about combating the drug.