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methamphetamine

(mĕth'ămfĕt`əmēn): see amphetamineamphetamine
, any one of a group of drugs that are powerful central nervous system stimulants. Amphetamines have stimulating effects opposite to the effects of depressants such as alcohol, narcotics, and barbiturates.
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; methedrinemethedrine
, drug of the amphetamine group. Also known as methamphetamine, it is used as a stimulant.
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Cleaning up a meth lab is toxic and expensive and dangerous.
During a typical meth lab bust, law enforcement will raid the property and arrest the people involved.
The summit was called by Tulsa's mayor after the city saw 60 meth labs busted and three deaths in the first three months of 2009, up from 42 busts and no deaths in all of 2008, says Becky Weaver, CPM, Vice President, American Residential Group, who attended the summit.
Once officers have received information regarding a suspected meth lab operation, they must begin to develop probable cause for a search warrant affidavit.
VENTURA -- A variety of Ventura County agencies, including police, public health nurses and social workers, are teaming up to help children whose lives are threatened by illegal drugs in their homes, particularly children growing up with meth labs.
HR 13, the CLEAN-UP (Clean, Learn, Educate, Abolish, Neutralize, and Undermine Production) of Methamphetamines Act, is environmentally focused, allowing for the proper cleanup of meth labs and the study of these labs' health and environmental impacts.
For almost a decade, the number of meth labs seized by police has doubled or even tripled annually, especially in the Midwest where more than 50 percent of the labs are found.
Raiding an undercover meth lab has become one of the most dangerous operations a law enforcement official can undertake.
usual items seized at a meth lab include coffee filters, Pyrex
Public utilities and emergency workers who may encounter meth labs also attended the event to learn of hazardous chemicals and other dangers they will come into contact within a meth lab, she said.
In other words, it would inconvenience the average citizen more than it would meth lab operators and have virtually no impact upon the flood of meth.
Oregon solved its meth lab problem, but let's be clear: Meth continues to enter the state in significant quantities, much of it manufactured in superlabs in Mexico and Southern California.