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Meth Labs

S.C. Officers Say Man Operated Meth Lab from His Vehicle

On Tuesday, officers say they saw the suspect breaking up pills and pouring chemicals while driving on U.S. 378, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said.

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Clandestine Meth Labs

About 20 percent of all meth labs are discovered due to an explosion. Besides the obvious immediate concerns associated with any structure explosion, meth labs create a special set of problems for law enforcement. Police must be aware of these concerns and have a plan in place to mitigate them.

Treasure Hunters and the Desert Madness

LASD SEB (SWAT) was called in. They approached the structures in an armored car. Suspect Kueck engaged the SEB vehicle with his .223 assault rifle giving away his position. A heavier LAPD SWAT armored battering ram was brought up and tear gas was fired into the wooden structure.

Gangs on Meth

The drug is dangerous to law enforcement in several ways. The chemicals utilized are highly toxic and volatile. Clandestine labs are often booby trapped against the police.

How to Investigate a Meth Lab

Navigating the dangers of cookers’ “kitchens.”

Salt Lake City PD's Meth Initiative

Salt Lake City PD created the Methamphetamine Initiative, which brings together more than 30 public and private agencies to address drug rehab and meth-related property crimes, enhanced prosecution, environmental hazards and, of course, child endangerment issues.

Realtor, Police Find Meth Lab in Home For Sale

Four Akron men are accused of running a meth lab in a home that is for sale, police reported. They have been charged with illegal manufacturing, illegal assembly, drug abuse meth, drug paraphernalia, and drug instruments.

Contact with Meth Labs May Affect Cops’ Health

Law enforcement agencies across the country are seeing a frightening trend in the war on drugs, but this time it has to do with their own safety. Police officers who've come into contact with meth labs are getting sick and some are even dying.

Picking Up the Pieces

The cleanup of the carnage left behind by a bloody crime or suicide requires more than a mop and some soapy water. Survivors of the victims are not only emotionally ill equipped to literally pick up the pieces of their loved ones, they lack the proper tools.

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An Investigator’s Guide to the Methamphetamine Lab

The young children watched cartoons in the living room, while in the kitchen their mother dissolved cold tablets in a jar of denatured alcohol. She had closed up the house to keep the odors inside so her neighbors wouldn't call the police.

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