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  • Warwick, Rhode Island:  A meth lab inside a guest room inside Motel 6 this week may signal a growing trend in the region. In 2010,… [Continue Reading]

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Meth Lab Cleanup and Registry established in North Liberty Iowa

North Liberty City Iowa: A new meth lab cleanup ordinance in North Liberty City will hold property owners responsible for meth lab cleanup costs. Previously, property owners were asked to perform meth lab cleanup on their private residences or rental properties, but there was no legal requirement for them to do so. The new ordinance, […]

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Home Buyers | Renters

Family sickened by chemicals in former meth lab home asks for help

“We need help!! We bought our house 5 years ago, after having 3 children ages 3,2,1, we begin to find out from neighbors, people in community that meth was manufactured in our home. All 3 of our children, plus my husband and myself are all experiencing health effects with our 2 year old suffering the […]

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News reporter shocks Colorado couple who bought former meth lab home (video)

The Evans family bought their dream home in a quiet Colorado neighborhood and lived in the home with their three daughters for a year, before a news reporter told them what they should have been told when they bought it. The Evans family home was a former meth lab home and it was still contaminated […]

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Meth Labs | Children

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Bay County Florida: Baby in critical condition after meth lab explodes

A one year old girl is in critical condition, after a meth lab in her parents’ home exploded in  Bay County, Florida, on Sunday. One-year-old, Johna Osborn, received 2nd degree burns on 41% of her body, which will likely scar her for life – if she survives. Another baby, who was also in the home, […]

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Meth Labs | Health

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Exposure to Toxins: Embryos, Fetuses, Young Children

“New science shows that exposure to toxins prenatally or early in life can have a devastating and lifelong effect on the developing architecture of the brain. Exposures to many chemicals have much more severe consequences for embryos, fetuses, and young children, whose brains are still developing, than for adults.” ~ National Scientific Council on the […]

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Meth Lab Quotes

Attorney Generals on Meth

“Methamphetamine (meth) is a major concern for North Dakota’s citizens and law enforcement because it is known to induce violent, erratic behavior in users. That behavior puts the community and law enforcement at risk. Meth laboratories contain extremely dangerous substances and pose significant health hazards to those who come in contact with these sites, including the general public and law enforcement agents who are often the first responders to a clandestine lab scene. These sites are so toxic that experts are required to be called upon to properly dispose of the chemicals found according to EPA specifications and standards.” ~ North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Attorney General’s website. Accessed 08/4/11

“The legislation gained substantial support throughout the session, thanks to sheriffs, local prosecutors and other law-enforcement personnel who are of the overwhelming belief that prescription requirements for pseudoephedrine products would bring the most dramatic resolution to Missouri’s meth crisis. I hope the Missouri General Assembly will consider, and enact, the legislation next session.” ~ Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster (speaking to the Missouri Sheriffs Association in Joplin) 08/01/11 Press Release

“Keeping pseudoephedrine out of the hands of meth producers is one of the most effective ways to stop meth production. This new electronic system strengthens our ability to do that on an instant basis, and will serve as a valuable tool in finding and shutting down meth labs.” ~ Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Kansas Board of Pharmacy. “System helps pharmacies, police track PSE purchases at no cost to taxpayers“. 04/18/11. Web. 08/04/11

“Even as we are doing everything we can from the law enforcement aspect, we have a generation of addicts out there. We don’t have adequate treatment facilities. We know how to put people in jail, but I think we all need to recognize there is more to this problem than incarceration.” – Kentucky Attorney General Gregory D. Stumbo (D). – “Import of Methamphetamine from Mexico Offsets Local Progress”, Washington Post, 3/13/07

“We take a bit of a strong stance on drugs like heroin or meth being distributed in our community. It’s something we haven’t seen before, and we want to send the message that we don’t want it here.” – Pat Van Lanen, a supervisor with the Brown County Drug Task Force,  “Brown County Agents Find More Meth on Streets”,  Green Bay Press Gazette,  8/20/09 *Ten methamphetamine cases have hit Brown County court so far this year, more than the previous two years.  Local drug agents say they are seeing more meth on the streets and are buying more meth than ever from area dealers. More cases are on the way according to Van Lanen.

“The potential exists, however, for domestic labs to re-emerge as the primary meth production source. Mexico is taking significant measures to control the importation of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, and some organizations are now finding it easier to acquire the chemicals needed to produce methamphetamine in the U.S. Super labs are now appearing in the West.” – Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen, “Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen: We must stay a step ahead in meth fight”, 10/3/08

“If you are not seeing it in your state, hold on. It’s coming,” – Georgia Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker (D). – “Import of Methamphetamine from Mexico Offsets Local Progress”, Washington Post, 3/13/07

“It is spread between rural areas, suburban areas and cities throughout all of our states.” – Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D). – “Import of Methamphetamine from Mexico Offsets Local Progress”, Washington Post, 3/13/07

“I think my colleagues would agree it is probably the ugliest drug that has come down the pike in 40 years. It is highly addictive. It is poor man’s crack.” – Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R) - “Import of Methamphetamine from Mexico Offsets Local Progress”, Washington Post, 3/13/07

“Meth abuse in Colorado has risen to extremely dangerous levels. The damage meth inflicts on our communities and economy is immeasurable.  – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.- “Attorney General Suthers Announces State’s Largest Effort To Combat Methamphetamine Abuse, 07/25/2006

“Methamphetamine is a cancer eating away at our state. Meth impacts families, communities and the environment and it’s crucial we bring this problem under control. – Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, “McKenna names members of Attorney General’s Meth Task Force” , 8/2/05

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Meth Labs | Real Estate

Lender’s Nightmare: Meth Lab Homes

The Denver Post. Com reports that meth lab homes are a problem for lenders. A grandmother who was cooking meth in her kitchen was arrested and put in jail. The savings and loan that had originally loaned her the money to buy the house then foreclosed on the house, when her

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Meth Labs | Politics

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Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act moves forward

The Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act” (H.R. 2923), a bill introduced by Tennessee Congressman Bart Gordon,  moved a step closer to becoming a reality yesterday when it passed the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The bill now moves on to the full U.S. House of Representatives. Other Representatives supporting Gordon’s bill to tighten regulations on […]

The War on Meth in Mexico: Part 2 Merida Progress

The collaborative efforts of the U.S. and Mexico to fight the supply of meth and other drugs from Mexico are working, according to this 28 year veteran of the DEA. Efforts being taken in Mexico, she says, have created a shortage of methamphetamine, which has resulted not only in a price increase for meth in […]

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Rite Aid fined for pseudoephedrine tracking violations

Rite Aid has been fined $5 million dollars for violating government regulations that require pharmacies to track the sale of controlled substances that include pseudoephedrine.  Fifty-three Rite Aid pharmacies in California, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia were not tracking the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine and ephedrine according to state […]

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Meth Lab Trends 2014

"The vast majority of methamphetamine laboratories seized in the United States are the small capacity production laboratories (SCPL), also known as “one-pot” or “shake- and-bake” laboratories. These laboratories produce small amounts of methamphetamine, generally for personal use or use among a small group of people. Though they produce small amounts of methamphetamine, the associated environmental harms caused by these laboratories are immense." ~ 2014 National Drug Threat Assessment, DEA, U.S Department of Justice