What is Meth?
Methamphetamine (Meth) is an addictive stimulant
drug that strongly activates certain systems in the
brain. Methamphetamine is closely related chemically to
amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of
methamphetamine are greater. Both drugs have some
limited therapeutic uses.
Methamphetamine is made in illegal laboratories and has
a high potential for abuse and addiction. Street
methamphetamine is referred to by many names, such as
"speed," "meth," "crystal," "CR," "crank," "glass," and
"ice." Methamphetamine hydrochloride, clear chunky
crystals resembling ice, which can be inhaled by
smoking, is referred to as "ice," "crystal," and
What are the signs of
a meth lab in your neighborhood?
What do you do if you suspect a Meth Lab?
Contact local law
enforcement and give them as much information as you
Provide INET with the
information by calling the Secret Witness Tip Line
Do not enter a site
that you think may be used for cooking
methamphetamine. Meth labs present extreme dangers
from explosions, fire, and exposure to hazardous
Effects of Meth Use
Meth eats away at brain
tissue, elevates blood pressure, creates psychosis and
causes the body to overheat. Teeth fall out. The body
stops craving food, and only wants the drug.
Faces of meth
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Meth Labs in Grant
Thankfully, the number of
active meth labs and dumpsites found in the area has
been declining over the past few years, reflecting both
a regional and national trend. Unfortunately,
methamphetamine abuse continues to be a significant drug
problem in Grant County. Much of the drug is now made in
“super labs” in Mexico and Canada where the precursor
chemicals used in meth production are not regulated as
they are in the United States.