Is That Home Near a Meth House?
In 2014, the U.S. had 9,338 methamphetamine incidents, encompassing reported laboratories, dumpsites, and seizures of chemicals and glassware, according to data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Association.
Drugabuse.com, using DEA data, created an interactive map where users can plug in a street address, city, or state to view any meth incidents reported nearby. The site also highlights the health dangers of meth homes and for those living in proximity. DrugAbuse.com/crystal-meth-abuse
Some of the highest cases of meth incidents are in Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan, the study finds.
DrugAbuse.com says there could be several signs a meth lab home is near you: numerous people coming and going, trash cans overflowing with plastic bottles and tubes, distinctive odors (sometimes described as rotten eggs or animal urine), and the sound of explosions.
Source: “10 Years of Meth Lab Explosions,” Drugabuse.com (October 2016)