Illegal Drug Labs

If you suspect a met lab on or near your property, contact local law enforcement immediately. In Miami County, call either 911 or the Anonymous Meth Hotline at 800-453-4756.

Meth labs can be set up just about anyplace inside or out including; homes, motels, abandoned buildings, and even vehicles. The manufacture of meth, known as cooking, leaves behind chemical residues which can be harmful to health. The cooking process itself can also be dangerous.

Before someone tries to use property that housed a meth lab, complete cleanup is necessary. It is not considered safe for a property owner to do this themselves, instead the work should be performed by experienced hazardous materials contractors.

Did You Know?

  • Property owners are responsible for any decontamination costs.
  • Half of all residential drug labs are found on rental property.
  • Decontamination costs average around $6,500 for a 1,200 square-foot home.