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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

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Utah meth lab law didn’t protect their babies

Utah meth lab law left Rachel and Adam Spencer and their babies unprotected from the health and financial consequences of renting a contaminated meth lab home. They say the heartache and suffering that they have been through could have been prevented for $45. This is their story. When Rachel and Adam Spencer rented an apartment […]

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Arkansas: The Cornell family meth house

McRae, Arkansas: Hazel and Clarence Cornell lived in a trailer for a year, after they found out that the home they bought in 2001 had once been used as a meth lab.  Soon after they unknowingly bought the former meth house, health problems began.  Clarence couldn’t breath and “turned white as a sheet”, when something […]

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Meth Labs | Children

Meth exposure has sickened children warns stepmom

Meth exposure can take a heavy physical and psychological toll on children. This letter to Meth Lab Homes highlights some of the serious effects that meth exposure has taken on 4 children and on the family now caring for them. Dear Meth Lab Homes, “Thank you for posting this site!! I am a step parent […]

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Akron Ohio: Baby poisoned to death by meth lab chemicals

(video post) The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that Patrick Nicholas Lerch, a 17-month-old baby from Akron, died as a result of being poisoned by meth lab chemicals. The Medical Examiner also noted that the baby’s body showed signs of both neglect and abuse.   February 13, 2012 On February 13, 2012, Kimberly […]

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N.C. Suspicious chemical purchases help save Indian Trail infant

Tips from local business owners about suspicious chemical purchases led police straight to a home on Indian Trail home on Thursday. In a garage behind the home, they discovered a 1-year-old infant and Teri Kuhns Witmore, a 27-year-old woman who was in the process of making methamphetamine, when police arrived. Union County Department of Social […]

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Meth Labs | Health

Meth exposure has sickened children warns stepmom

Meth exposure can take a heavy physical and psychological toll on children. This letter to Meth Lab Homes highlights some of the serious effects that meth exposure has taken on 4 children and on the family now caring for them. Dear Meth Lab Homes, “Thank you for posting this site!! I am a step parent […]

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Meth Labs | Real Estate

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Lack of meth lab home bailout plan costs landlords

Landlords who rent homes to meth lab cooks aren’t getting a bailout plan to help them pay for the decontamination of their property. If someone makes meth in a rental home, the owner of the property will be required to pay for the cleanup. Property owners who don’t have their homes decontaminated within the time frame […]

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Meth Labs | Politics

Tn Governor Haslam approves electronic tracking to address meth epidemic

On June 6, 2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a new anti-meth law that includes a host of changes to the state’s meth laws. Some of those changes include tougher penalties for those who make meth with children present and mandatory minimum fines for meth offenders. The new law also allocates methlab clean-up money to […]

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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Mississippi: Pseudoephedrine becomes a prescription drug

On July 1, 2010 Mississippi began requiring that consumers have a doctor’s prescription in order to buy pseudoephedrine; a popular drug among those who manufacture crystal meth. Oregon created a similar law in 2006, which they credit with a drastic reduction of meth manufacturing in their state. According to a 2008 DEA report,  methamphetamine has […]

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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