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  • 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,… [Continue Reading]

    Meth Lab Cleanup and Registry established in North Liberty Iowa

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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Winchester TN: Rhonda Holt Interview – Part I

In 2004, Rhonda and Jason Holt bought a home in Winchester, TN, never knowing that the home they were buying was a former meth lab. For the last 5 years, they have been living in a contaminated meth lab home with their 3 children. Last month, Rhonda introduced herself to me through an email and […]

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Indiana: The Sabatino meth lab home story

In 2006,  Julie McCoy Sabatino bought a small two-story house in Churubusco, Indiana, an affordable home where she dreamed of happy days together with her 10 year old son.  But, health problems began, just a few weeks after moving in to the home, when both she and her son began experiencing flu-like systems. They began […]

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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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Casper Wyoming: 1445 S. Jackson Street A Meth Lab Home Story

In 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico resident Licia Henderson found what she thought would be the perfect home in Casper, Wyoming. It had two bedrooms, hard wood floors, and new carpeting, according to the realtor’s pictures. It wasn’t a large home, but Licia, a single woman, didn’t require a lot of space. All she needed was […]

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Minnesota: Keller meth lab home sold in Sheriff’s sale

Justin and Kristi Keller of Cannon Falls, Minnesota no longer own a meth lab home. It was sold at a Sheriff’s sale back to their original lender at a significantly reduced price. Although the Kellers paid $250,000 for the home, the home was reportedly bought by Chase Home Finance at a Sheriff’s sale for $219,747.16. […]

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Minnesota: Couple unknowingly buys house from meth lab cook

All that Kristi and Justin Keller wanted was a home to call their own, where they could someday raise a family of their own. After years of saving their money for a down payment, they found a nice split-level home in Cannon Falls, that appeared to be just what they wanted. It was an attractive […]

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Meth Labs | Children

Bedford Indiana meth lab bust

Monday, April 7, 2008 – Indiana State Police arrested 5 people in connection with a meth lab located on Sowders Lane in Bedford. Indiana State Police Bloomington went to a home to serve a Lawrence County warrant for purchasing more than 3 grams of meth precursors in a week from 25-year-old Brandon Brown. When they […]

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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 […]

1995 EPA Policy Report: Effect of toxins on children

Children face the highest risk of becoming ill from living in a home where meth is being manufactured or homes where meth was once manufactured. If the home they are living in is still contaminated by the toxic chemicals produced when someone made meth in it, they are at risk every day of developing illnesses […]

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An important message from the teenage son of a meth cook

Hi, my name is Justin. I am 14 yrs old, and my dad was a meth manufacturer. He did time in prison for it a few yrs back and it nearly broke my heart. I finally got back together with him and now he’s back in jail. It tears us apart so badly! Please if […]

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New Mexico Senate Hearing on Air Quality and Children’s Health (Video)

Video: During a New Mexico Hearing on Air Quality and Children’s Health, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) questioned Dr. Donna Upson of the American Lung Association about whether air pollution contributes to breathing problems. Upson’s response suggests that air pollution aggravates asthma and can creates respiratory health issues. Although the discussion focuses on outdoor pollutants, what […]

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Meth lab chemical exposure warning from Louisiana Sheriff

“Production of Meth exposes the maker, and the neighborhood to chloroform, ether, acetone, ammonia, hydrochloric acid, methylamine, iodine, hydroiodic acid, lithium or sodium, drano, mercury, and hydrogen gas.” ~ Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, Sheriff’s Office

Meth labs pose outdoor dangers

“Now we have to teach our children what to look for when it comes to these containers, ingredients people to use make meth. It is very scary. I have children. I have three children living at home. I have a grandbaby that’s here a lot” ~ J. Crumb, Tennessee resident whose husband found a meth […]

OBN Director Darrell Weaver: Pseudoephedine Sales Booming In Oklahoma

“It’s all in how you want to twist or spin the numbers, but to us it’s pretty simple: They’ve got to have pseudoephedrine to make meth, and pseudoephedrine’s going to these labs and it’s increased 800 percent.” ~ Oklahoma State Narcotics Bureau Director Darrell Weaver testifying at the Oklahoma State Capitol about meth labs and […]

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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 […]

Cops fighting meth in Utah are dying from cancer

In January 2005, a rare form of cancer claimed Salt Lake County sheriff’s deputy Jade Pusey. The co-workers of those who have lost their lives or gotten sick from working on one of Utah’s drug force squads are also concerned about the risks. They have implemented a program to detox police, detectives, and other law […]

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New Mexico Senate Hearing on Air Quality and Children’s Health (Video)

Video: During a New Mexico Hearing on Air Quality and Children’s Health, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) questioned Dr. Donna Upson of the American Lung Association about whether air pollution contributes to breathing problems. Upson’s response suggests that air pollution aggravates asthma and can creates respiratory health issues. Although the discussion focuses on outdoor pollutants, what […]

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Meth Labs | Real Estate

Arkansas Meth Lab Addresses

The U.S. Department of Justice (“the Department”) published these meth addresses as a public service in 2006. The list includes addresses of some locations where law enforcement agencies reported they found chemicals or other items that indicated the presence of either clandestine drug laboratories or dumpsites. The DOJ and Meth Lab Homes encourages all members […]

Summit County Ohio approves meth lab database but no cleanup guidelines

Summit County, like other counties across the U.S., are doing what they can to address their meth lab problem, despite a lack of direction or information from the federal government.  On August 22th, the Summit County Council adopted three recommendations of the Methamphetamine Property Awareness Task Force, which will

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Meth Labs | Politics

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Woman who bought a meth lab home from HUD sues and wins

In January 2003, police arrested 3 people for running a meth lab in a four bedroom home in Colorado Springs. By March of 2003, the home went in to foreclosure. None of which, thirty-three year old, Denise Yokum, knew when she secured two loans totaling $108.600 to buy it as a HUD house in August […]

Meth Legislation: Senate and Representatives Track Sheet

S. 103 – Senator Talent (R-MO) introduced on January 24, 2005 the “Combat Meth Act of 2005,” a bill to respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use of methamphetamine in the United States, and for other purposes. Among many things, the bill would have SAMHSA establish a methamphetamine research, training, and technical assistance center […]

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San Francisco: Laurel Heights meth lab shocks neighbors

San Francisco: Neighbors of the affluent community. known as Laurel Heights, were shocked to learn that they’d been living next to a meth lab. Laurel Heights is the kind of neighborhood that most people would never suspect of housing a meth lab – including the police. Meth labs have sprung up all over the country, […]

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