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Old 05-22-2006, 04:03 PM
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Default Crystal Meth "The Real Terrorist On Our American Soil

Crystal meth "The Real Terrorist On Our American Soil"

(Title inspired by Crazy Horse)

There is a terrorist on the loose. Her name, "crystal meth" she wrecks her destruction on our friends and family member alike (including our children). She knows no limits does not discrimate, nope, no matter your gender, age, race or creed, no matter how you use it meth can and does kill.

Crystal meth also known as,
"Tina, crank, tweak, meth, zip, go-fast, ice (a smokable form of meth)".

The only way to fight Meth is to declare war on it.
If you suspect a meth lab might be in your area
Stop it from being manufactured and distributed in your community

Report it.

An meth lab is set up for manufacturing the illegal drug methamphetamine.

Meth labs can be any where and most people are unaware that they are living near one.

Meth labs can be and have been found in many locations including houses, apartments, barns, garages, motel rooms, cabins, trailers, campers, and vehicles.

Knowledge is power!

Here are some things that signal you might be living near a meth lab:
  • Unusual, strong odors (like cat urine, ether, ammonia, acetone or other chemicals).
  • Excessive trash including large amounts of items such as: antifreeze containers, lantern fuel cans, propane cylinders, red chemically stained coffee filters, drain cleaner and duct tape.
  • Unusual amounts of clear glass containers.
  • Windows blacked out or covered by aluminum foil, plywood, sheets, blankets, etc.
  • Secretive / protective area surrounding the residence (like video cameras, alarm systems, guard dogs, reinforced doors, electrified fencing).
  • Excessive traffic - people coming and going at all times "especially at night", different vehicles arriving and staying for a short period of time.
Here are some items that could suggest the presence of a meth lab:

Anhydrous Ammonia
Battery Acid
Black Iodine
Camp Stove Fuel
Cold Tablets
Coleman Fuel
Diet Aids
Energy Boosters
Ephedrine (over-the-counter)
Epsom Salts
Hot Plates
Hydrochloric Acid
Iodine Crystals
Lye (Red Devil Lye)
Muriatic Acid
Paint Thinner
Propane Cylinders
Red Phosphorous
Rock Salt
Sodium Metal
Starting Fluid
Sulfuric Acid
White Gasoline
Wooden Matches

A number of dangerous chemicals including solvents, metals, salts, and corrosives are used to make methamphetamine. During the drug manufacturing process (cooking), additional dangerous compounds and by-products are produced. The fumes, vapors, residues and spillage associated with cooking can be toxic.

Possible health effects:
The risk of injury from chemical exposure depends on the chemical itself, the concentration, the quantity, and the length and type of exposure. Chemicals may enter the body by being breathed, eaten, injected (by a contaminated needle or accidental skin prick), or absorbed by the skin.
Exposure to the high levels of contaminants found in methamphetamine labs can cause shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, dizziness, lack of coordination, chemical irritation, and burns to the skin, eyes, mouth and nose, and in severe cases, death.
Even brief exposure can produce symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue or lethargy.
Solvents. Exposure to solvents can irritate the skin, mucous membranes and respiratory tract, and harm the central nervous system. Solvents are also dangerous because they are flammable and can be explosive.
Waste and residues. Chemical and methamphetamine residues can contaminate buildings, household furnishings and the environment. When unused portions of the chemicals and by-products are dumped on the ground or washed down sinks and toilets and into streams, these toxic wastes can kill vegetation, ruin plumbing and septic tanks and contaminate groundwater. Methamphetamine production can leave residue on ceilings, walls, heating systems, household fixtures, and personal items.

Entering a former meth lab:
The site of a former meth lab is contaminated. Before you enter a contaminated site, you must contact the local health department for approval and take all necessary precautions.

It won't just go away

It is up to us, "We the people" to fight back.
Reporting a suspected meth lab

If you observe suspicious activity indicating the presence of a meth lab,
report it immediately to your local law enforcement
or call

The Anonymous Meth Hotline at 1-888-609-6384.

On Meth Awareness

In memory of
William Scott Simmons
Oct 22, 1957 - Oct 16, 2004

Google his name to read his story
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:54 PM
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Nytepassion, this is all so true. Meth is an epidemic, and this is a great informing post!!Thank you for posting this!
" holddddddddd on.... come on baby, holddddd onnn... we're headed for a better life......."
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