Originally Posted By: gromicko
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(September 29, 2004) – Law enforcement officials say that teaching real estate agents to recognize the marks of a methamphetamine lab can help police crack down on the illegal stimulant.
Red flags include the presence of unusual chemicals in the kitchen, including iodine and acetone; strong chemical odors, such as ammonia or the smell of garlic that develops from a byproduct of meth cooking; and red spray from the use of iodine when mixing the ingredients.
Contrary to popular opinion, drug manufacturing does not occur only in low-end properties. It can cost tens of thousands of dollars to clean up a property used as a meth lab, and the stigma often remains with the home.
Source: Associated Press (09/28/04)
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