NATIONAL METHAMPHETAMINE TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER
Latest news: 07-28-2010
Meth making a comeback
ST. ALBANS, WV - Meth is making a comeback in Kanawha County. During the past few years, there has been a decrease in the number of busts but this year the busts are on the rise. "It seems likes the last two to three weeks like it's an everyday occurrence" Sgt. Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police says. The problem seems to be centering on Kanawha County. In 2009, there were 28 meth lab busts in the unincorporated areas of the county. Already in 2010, there have been 27 meth labs found.
Never underestimate an epidemic
OK - Most people have never seen a meth lab, let alone walked willingly into a home containing one. Harold Adair has -- more than 850 times. Adair has opened the door and tiptoed his way through many of these houses with dissolved spots on the floor, apartments with stains on the walls and hotels with chemical burns on the counter tops even before the cleanup process could begin. After working for the Tulsa Police Department for 32 years, with almost 21 years in the narcotics unit investigating meth labs, Adair knows every smell, chemical and tool associated with meth labs. And it has taken its toll.
Fruit stand a front for meth lab
AL - About a week ago Sheriff's Narcotics investigators received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured and sold at a farmer's market on Centerpoint Road. Deputies uncovered a methamphetamine lab and finished meth at the farmer's market. They also found thousands of dollars of stolen property at the location. The Jefferson County Health Department came to the scene and condemned the fruit that was being sold at the market and ordered that it be destroyed. The tainted fruit was disposed of according to Alabama Department of Environmental instructions. They also made a determination about possible contamination of a creek that runs behind the business.