When I started this meth lab blog, my son found out a few years after buying a foreclosed home in 2004, that his “dream home” in rural Tennessee had previously been used as a meth lab. If this is your first time visiting this site, you can find out more about his story by clicking “My Meth Lab Home Story”, page link that is located at the top of this page.
May 13, 2008
I am happy to report some good news today! My son no longer owns a home contaminated by meth, according to the testing lab in Washington, DC! His home has been certified as a safe and clean environment! We couldn’t be happier that the decontamination part of this nightmare is finally over!
The bad news is that since my son discovered that his home was contaminated by meth, it has put him nearly $16,000 in debt. A debt resulting from the testing and cleanup, that he and others like him, should never have to be pay in the first place. Someone else contaminated his home. Others who knew about its contamination before he bought it, kept their mouths shut and let him buy it, knowing full well that he would have to pay for the cleanup. But, $16,000 of debt, is only the financial consequence that he has had to deal with since buying what he thought would be his dream home.
The greater challenge of buying and unknowingly living in a former lab still lies ahead of him, his wife, and his two young sons – the detrimental health effects of having lived in a meth lab home. Their youngest son, my grandson, who is 2 years old, according to a recent report by early intervention specialists, has the communication ability of a 5 to 6 month old. Besides his communication problems, they suspect that he may be having brain seizures. I pray to God everyday for a miracle.
I share the story of my son and his family here because it is happening to thousands of people in every state in the U.S. 40,976 Methamphetamine Labs have been reported by drug enforcement agencies in the U.S. since 2002. My son’s story is the story of the drug war casualties that occur everyday; the casualties that few people ever hear about on a personal level. It is our hope that by sharing our story, that others will learn to protect themselves from ever having to endure the financial, emotional, and health consequences of living in a meth lab home.
We also hope that our story and the articles that we share with you on this blog will serve as a reminder that you should never rent or buy a home unless you know whether it was ever a meth lab home! If you don’t know what you should ask or what you should look for, please see our other informational articles or email us! Learn from what happened to us and please share our site with others so that they will be protected too! Meth is being made by people from all social circles in every kind of neighborhood in America. I hope the information that we provide on this blog, helps you and those you know! God bless.