National Clandestine Meth Lab Registries: Facts and Fiction

If a home or apartment that you are thinking about buying or renting is not listed as the site of a former meth lab on the DEA website, DO NOT assume that the home was never used as a meth lab. The federal government does not require states to provide the DEA with meth lab bust information. The list provided by the DEA should not be considered complete.

*If you are searching for a meth lab home on the Internet, keep this in mind:

Be suspicious of any websites that tell you that they have a complete list of meth lab homes in the U.S.!  THERE IS NO SUCH THING! Meth labs crop up every minute of every day somewhere in America!

NEVER buy or rent a home, based on the fact that it was not listed on any websites that you’ve found on the Internet! If you do, you are at risk of buying a contaminated home that can hurt both your family’s physical and financial health.

DEA Clandestine Meth Lab Registry Disclaimer. *We have underlined information in their disclaimer that we feel are important for you to remember as you review their lists.

The U.S. Department of Justice (“the Department”) provides this web site as a public service. It contains 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.

In most cases, the source of the entries is not the Department, and the Department has not verified the entry and does not guarantee its accuracy. Members of the public must verify the accuracy of all entries by,for example, contacting local law enforcement and local health departments.

To report erroneous information found in the database, please contact DEA at NCLR@usdoj.gov. The Department does not establish, implement, enforce, or certify compliance with clean-up or remediation standards for contaminated sites; the public should contact a state or local health department or environmental protection agency for that information.

  • Entries on this web site are not intended to constitute advice nor should entries on this web site be used as a substitute for advice from a licensed professional familiar with the specific facts and circumstances of the situation in question.
  • The public should not act or refrain from acting based on entries on this web site.
  • The Department does not accept responsibility or liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on an entry or on the lack of an entry on this web site.

Click here to view a list of meth labs by state on the DEA website.