Knoxnews.com has reported that Anderson County, TN, is well on its way of breaking a new meth lab record in 2008. In 2007, there were 58 meth labs seized in Anderson county. So far, this year, there have already been 20 clandestine meth labs discoveries according to the records at the Sheriff’s Department. [Read more…]
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in South Dakota, state law requires realtors and/or sellers to disclose any knowledge about the home being used as a meth lab. Home sellers in South Dakota must tell buyers by way of a formal disclosure statement, if they have any knowledge of the home being used as a [Read more…]
Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee, is pushing for a new law to make landlords responsible for paying for the cleanup of their property if it has been contaminated by meth. Currently, no one is responsible for cleaning up an apartment or home if it was used as a meth lab. The landlord is supposed to tell you that it was a meth [Read more…]
“In 2003, federal, state and local authorities seized more than 1,100 Iowa labs, and the number of labs seized increases each year. These labs are discovered in houses, apartments, motel rooms, motor vehicles, and even an occasional combine. Since meth labs are an emerging problem, there is currently no official [Read more…]
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 [Read more…]
How much does it cost to decontaminate a home that was used as a meth lab? Here’s a study on the direct costs of meth abuse in Multnomah County in Oregon. The study by the Research Firm EcoNorthwest reveals that cost of meth abuse in the county is more than all of the income taxes paid by [Read more…]
The availability and demand for methamphetamine continues to increase throughout Tennessee. Much of the methamphetamine consumed in the state is transported from Mexico and the Southwest Border area. Clandestine methamphetamine labs can be found anywhere in Tennessee and are encountered almost daily by law enforcement.
Tennessee accounts for 75 percent of the methamphetamine lab seizures in the Southeast.
These facts are a stark contrast to the problem of a few years ago. The labs that are discovered in Tennessee are generally characterized as small and unsophisticated, and it is the product of these labs most often encountered and seized by law enforcement. These clandestine methamphetamine labs pose a significant threat because lab operators are frequently armed and are substantially involved in the drug’s distribution.
Southeast Tennessee has seen a significant increase in the activities of structured Mexican methamphetamine trafficking groups. These groups [Read more…]