THERE A METH LAB COOKING IN
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR ON YOUR PROPERTY?
THINGS TO LOOK FOR:
Excessive trash, including such items as antifreeze containers, lantern fuel cans, red chemically-stained coffee filters, drain cleaners, duct tape.
Unusual strong odors (like cat urine, ether, ammonia, acetone, or other chemicals.)
Windows covered with blankets or other materials.
Numerous incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
Visitors acting nervous, always looking around and watching others in the area.
Lots of people coming and going at unusual times. There may be little traffic during the day, but increased activity at night.
Unusaul amounts of clear glass containers being brought to the site.
THE PRESENCE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS COULD INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF A METH LAB:
Alchol, iodine crystals, paint thinner, kitty litter, acetone, campstove fuel, fire starting fluid, lye, pool acid, battery acid, hydrogen peroxide, wooden cylinders, hot plates, plastic tubing, and large quantities of: cold tablets, diet aids or pseudo-ephedrin.
INDICATIONS OF A METH LAB:
Smoke alarms disassembled or removed from the wall.
Yellow, white, brown, or red stains or powder on the floor, furniture, cabinets and appliances (signs of chemical spills).
The presence of kitty litter, a brown or granular substance that looks like small rocks, and the tenants did not have a cat.
A strong chemical odor emitting from a room.
Tape markings on a wall/ceiling around a smoke detector, or rolled up towels laying on the floor near doorways.
FOR MOTEL AND HOTEL PERSONNEL, THINGS TO LOOK FOR AT CHECK-IN:
People who pay with cash.
Persons without picture I.D.
Persons who check-in with their I.D. while others wait nearby or assist with registration information.
Guests who ask for top floor rooms, or rooms in the rear away from foot traffic.
Guests with vehicles that have local license plates.
Do Not Confront Your Neighbor With Your Suspicions Or Enter A Suspected Lab.
SUSPECT A CLANDESTINE METHAMPHETAMINE LAB IS OR HAS BEEN ON YOUR PROPERTY OR IN
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE