Last updated: March 31. 2014 12:42PM - 827 Views
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While picking up trash along side of the roadway on Morgantown Road, Logan County’s litter abatement crews recently located the remnants of a methamphetamine lab, which are still extremely dangerous, despite being in pieces.

Solid Waste Coordinator Dwight Cockrill says this is not the first time his crews have found ruminates of meth labs, and the find is always turned into authorities immediately.

“You wouldn’t believe some of the thing we find out on the sides of the roads,” said Cockrill, who crews once found several plants of marijuana.

Meth manufacturing, commonly named “cooking,” leaves behind chemical waste which is considered hazardous waste and must be turned into local authorities immediately.

Meth is a powerful central nervous system stimulant and one of a family of drugs known as amphetamines. Meth is a synthetic (or man-made) drug that can be taken orally (swallowed), inhaled (snorted), smoked or injected. The way meth is taken (route of administration) can influence the rate of addiction and disability caused by using the drug. Smoking and injecting meth result in the largest amounts of drug being delivered most rapidly to the brain and central nervous system. Any way of using meth is extremely dangerous, as well as cleaning up after a reported lab.

There are certain guidelines to cleaning up these labs and no one should try to clean them up on their own. Dangerous chemicals can be left behind which can be harmful to your health if touched or exposed to.

If you discover such a lab, contact any law enforcement agency or call 270-726-4911 and report the finding. Once again, do not touch anything you find.

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