Reporting a Meth Lab
Meth Costs Everyone
Meth causes domestic abuse, child neglect and child abuse. Nationally, children are found at 1/3 of meth lab seizures.
The toll meth takes has a financial impact on hospitals and ambulatory care, healthcare for addicts' children, crime victims' health care, and police, lawyer and EMT time.
Our Community Pays
Meth lab clean-up can cost a land owner up to $20,000 per site. Crime increases as addicts try to support their habit. Stress on our social services systems increase as well.
Signs of Meth lab activity
- Unusual, strong odors (ammonia, acetone and other chemicals.)
- People coming and going at unusual hours (increased activity at night.)
- Excessive trash (Large amounts of antifreeze containers, lantern fuel cans, red stained coffee filters, drain cleaner and duct tape.)
- Unusual amounts of clear glass containers.
If You Find a Meth Lab
- Don't touch anything in the lab area and do not sniff any containers. Do not turn any electrical power switches or light switches on or off. Do not open or move any of the containers with chemicals in them.
- Whatever you do, do not smoke, eat or drink anywhere near a methamphetamine laboratory.
- If you come in contact with a meth lab, you should decontaminate yourself and your clothing as quickly as possible, wash your hands and face thoroughly, and call your local law enforcement officers.
- Cleaning up a clandestine meth lab is a dangerous and complicated process which should be handled by trained professionals. Do not attempt to clean up or dispose of a suspected meth lab yourself.