|Frequently asked questions:
Q: What is a Meth?
A: Meth (short for methamphetamine) is a highly toxic, powerful
central nervous system stimulant.
Q: What is a Meth clandestine lab?
A: A Meth lab is where Meth is created, by using numerous chemicals.
These labs are usually created and operated from barns, storage areas, hotel
rooms, and even vehicles.
Q: What are some of the street names for Meth?
A: Some of the street names for Meth are, speed, ice, crystal, chalk,
glass, crank, beannies, brown, getgo, Mexican crack, redneck cocaine, rock,
tick tick, wash, yellow powder, fast, crink, crypto, cinnamon and chicken
Q: What are some signs that a person
displays when they are using meth?
A: Users of Meth will exhibit signs of agitation, excited speech,
decreased appetites, and increased levels of physical activity. Sudden
and/or violent behavior, paranoia, and hallucinations my also occur.
Withdrawal from high doses of Meth produces severe depression.
Q: Are meth labs dangerous?
A: YES!!! The chemicals used in cooking
methamphetamine are highly toxic and explosive. For each pound of meth
that is made, five to six pounds of toxic waste is created. The high
concentrations of the chemicals can cause severe health problems, including
lung damage and burns to responders entering the lab.
There could be a Meth lab right next door to you. How would you
know? Here are some helpful clues to keep your neighborhood safe!
- Watch for lots of traffic coming and going at all times of the day.
- Neighbors who appear to be unemployed, however, still seem to have
money to buy things.
- Neighbors who are unfriendly and secretive about their activities.
- Neighbors who display a paranoid or odd behavior.
- Extensive security in and around the home, such as, cameras, lights,
guard dogs, fences, and large shrubs or trees.
- Dark or blacked out windows.
- Neighbors who go outside to smoke a cigarette.
- Strong chemical odors coming from house or other out buildings.
- Garbage containing numerous bottles, such as, precursor chemicals.
- Neighbor who sets their trash in another neighbors collection area.
- Evidence of chemical dumping or waste dumping (i.e. burn pits, or dead
spots in the yard).
|Meth Map (Click to enlarge)