What is Shake and Bake?

A new method of manufacturing methamphetamine, designed to get around laws restricting sale of the ingredients needs to make meth, is spreading across the country and law enforcement officials claim the new “shake and bake” process is even more dangerous than the old makeshift meth labs. One wrong move and the concoction can explode into …

Shake and Bake Info

Supplies for the Shake & Bake Synthesis Method Law Enforcement authorities across California and the United States are seeing a boom in a small-scale methamphetamine manufacturing done in soda bottles (drug makers seem to prefer a 2 Liter Mountain Dew bottle).  Using the “shake-and-bake method,” meth cookers can produce hundreds of dollars’ worth of the …

Recognizing a Meth Lab

What is Meth? Methamphetamine (meth) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates certain systems in the brain.  Chemically, it’s closely related to the drug amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of meth are greater.  Dependence occurs swiftly. As a powerful stimulant, meth, even in small doses, can increase wakefulness and physical activity and decrease …

Meth Lab Mitigation Process

Clandestine Lab Cleanup As the Methamphetamine crisis continues to be more omnipresent, the clean up of this illicit drug continues to grow more complex. These infamous drug labs can be set up in almost any type of setting, such as hotels, private residences, mobile trailers and commercial buildings. Due to the complexity of where these …

Meth Guidelines

MISSOURI Dept. of Health Guideline about Methamphetamine The Missouri Department of Health’s (MDOH) Section for Environmental Public Health has created these basic guidelines to assist property owners and the general public in cleaning up former meth lab properties. How can you find out if a property has been used to make meth? Currently, there is …

Meth Cleaning Suggestions from the EPA

Ventilation For the safety of on-site personnel, ventilate or “air out” meth labs with fresh, outdoor air (by opening doors and windows, and using fans, blowers and/or a negative air unit with a HEPA filtration system) before, during and after the remediation process. HVAC systems should be shut down and remain off until remediation of …