Meth labs are rapidly becoming a major scourge on the state of Michigan.

According to the latest statistics from the Michigan State Police, there has been a consistent uptick in the number of meth manufacturing operations discovered across the state in the past few years. In 2014, there were reportedly 494 meth labs brought down by police, which is up considerably from the 143 in 2013.

It is a rise in the popularity of the one-pot meth lab that has contributed to this increase, as the report shows that these types of operations attributed to the majority of the arrests.

"If you are charged with the creation or manufacture of or intent to manufacture meth and are convicted, you could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of as much as $25,000, or both," says Michigan drug defense attornies Grabel & Associates. "Additional mitigating circumstances or factors could potentially result in even harsher penalties. For example, past criminal convictions, being in possession of firearms or operating a meth lab in close proximity to a school, park or other location could result in additional fines and/or prison time.