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Out with a bang

Put a bunch of toxic and flammable ingredients together
and it’s not surprising that Meth labs blow up.

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Signs of a meth lab

Meth labs can be in a garage, motel room, a trailer in the middle of the woods, even the trunk of a car. The hazardous materials can burn or poison you, and some materials can explode when they contact air or water. Here’s what to look out for.
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Unusual, strong odors like ammonia (smells like cat urine), acetone (the smell of nail polish remover), or other chemicals.
Open windows vented with fans, even in winter.
An unusually large amount of bottles, containers, or coffee filters in the trash or on the property.
Secrecy and extensive security measures.
Blackened windows or curtains always drawn.
Fuel cans, glassware with rubber tubing attached, drain cleaner, and duct tape.
Frequent visitors at all times of the day and night.

What would you do if you suspected there was a Meth lab in your neighborhood?

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    Nothing, it's none of my business
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    Go out of my way to avoid the place
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    Contact the police
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    Let a parent or teacher know
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    Check it out to make sure it's a Meth lab

Be careful if you suspect some place of being used as a Meth lab. They are toxic sites—highly flammable and volatile. The people inside could also be dangerous and unpredictable. The best thing to do is stay far away and contact the police.

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