The first fire was reported last Tuesday afternoon in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Emergency crews and investigators had their hands full after an explosion at a home on Independence Circle that was the result of an out of control meth lab. Capt. Shawn Nelson of the New Philadelphia Police Department told reporters that when they arrived at around 2:30 p.
Whenever I think that I have heard the worst of the worst when it comes to meth, another truly evil event occurs that shakes me to the core. It happened again this week. The following is graphic and sickening, and please do not read if you have a tender heart.
The actual event occurred in Iggy’s Bar & Grill in Salem, Ore., on the Sunday before Christmas, but the story began elsewhere. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies began receiving calls around 1 p.m. complaining about a man acting “bizarrely” in the 9000 block of Brooklake Road Northeast.
Duties of governmental entities; contaminated property Whenever a state or local law enforcement agency becomes aware that residential real property has been contaminated by its use as a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab, the agency shall report...
And while the local Methamphetamine Response Team can safely dismantle and clear the lab, any residue from the "cook" is still in the dwelling. The response team only removes the lab; they are not equipped to make the dwelling safe to inhabit. That is the responsibility of the property owner.
I often write in this column about the dangers associated with the manufacture and use of methamphetamine. But Tulsa, Okla., has experienced a significant increase in meth-related violence over the past 12 months that really makes one question what could be going on with this insidious drug.
Children are often something akin to collateral damage when it comes to meth. If the child’s parents are “cooking” meth in their homes, there is the chance that the child could pick up a sippy cup containing Drano and drink it. Such a case was reported in Santa Rosa County, Fla.
In the first case from Saranac, N.Y., the Saranac Fire Department had to call the New York State Police Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit and Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team when they were sent to a Wednesday night fire at a residence on Canning Road.