What are the signs of a meth lab in your neighborhood?
- Strong odor of solvents
- Strong ammonia smell
- Increased activity, especially at night
- Empty chemical containers dumped nearby
What do you do if you suspect a Meth Lab?
Contact local law enforcement and give them as much information as you have. Provide SRDTF with the information by clicking on or calling the Tip Line at (425) 388-3479. Do not enter a site that you think may be used for cooking methamphetamine. Meth labs present extreme dangers from explosions, fire, and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
What is Meth?
Methamphetamine (Meth) is an addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates certain systems in the brain. Methamphetamine is closely related chemically to amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of methamphetamine are greater. Both drugs have some limited therapeutic uses.
Methamphetamine is made in illegal laboratories and has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Street methamphetamine is referred to by many names, such as "speed," "meth," "crystal," "CR," "crank," "glass," and "ice." Methamphetamine hydrochloride, clear chunky crystals resembling ice, which can be inhaled by smoking, is referred to as "ice," "crystal," and "glass."