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meth lab

A regional term for a place where drugs are packaged, diluted or manufactured.
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ON A SUNNY winter afternoon, narcotics detective Chris Lyon turns off a country lane outside the town of Monticello in southeastern Kentucky, the part of the state hardest hit by the meth lab boom.
This may be limited to the particular unit that housed the meth lab or the entire complex, depending on the level of contamination.
The residue from chemicals used as a meth lab in an apartment unit can have hazardous health effects for future residents.
The state's lack of disclosure and clean-up laws present a dangerous situation to the public's health, putting thousands of families across the state at risk of living in a former meth lab," Rabon said.
If a state drug-enforcement agency responds to a meth lab, it will dispose of chemicals and byproducts at the property, but may not address environmental issues regarding leftover chemical residue, potential groundwater contamination and toxic fumes that can linger for years, and for which the property owner can be held liable.
Once officers have received information regarding a suspected meth lab operation, they must begin to develop probable cause for a search warrant affidavit.
VENTURA -- A variety of Ventura County agencies, including police, public health nurses and social workers, are teaming up to help children whose lives are threatened by illegal drugs in their homes, particularly children growing up with meth labs.
HR 13, the CLEAN-UP (Clean, Learn, Educate, Abolish, Neutralize, and Undermine Production) of Methamphetamines Act, is environmentally focused, allowing for the proper cleanup of meth labs and the study of these labs' health and environmental impacts.
The clientel looked like they were either taking a break from robbing the graves across the street or that the meth lab they were working in earlier exploded and they had to get away from the hectic hustle and bustle of their crazy work schedule.
Meth lab seizures declined from a peak of 141 in March 2005 to 53 in September 2005.
In fact, one physician from a well-known medical center's burn unit in the southeast region recently complained that most of his burn victims are now former meth users who experienced a meth lab explosion.
Toxic contamination remains behind from the manufacturing process on surfaces in the meth lab itself, including furniture, curtains, bedspreads, flooring, air vents, eating surfaces, and walls.