Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Speed Smells: Road Warrior Edition

This report in the Chicago Sun-Times is an eye-opener: rather than build a lab at home and risk having their house or trailer seized by police, some meth cooks set up overnight operations in a motel room. In by 10 p.m., out by 8 a.m., often leaving a hazardous and foul smelling mess behind. Since the restriction on sales of OTC cold meds, the number of in-room meth lab busts has decreased; but it still averages about 120 a year.

Here’s a tip from a professional decontamination guy: be wary of using the coffee maker in your hotel room—the meth cooks may have used the glassware and it could contain toxic residue.

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