A Meth Lab In My Community? No Way!

For the past week my nose has been running, eyes burning and all the seasonal symptoms of spring allergies.  It is almost March in Texas, so this is to be expected.  Off I go to my local pharmacy to pick up Zirtec-D, which you must get from the pharmacy area.  The technician looked at me, reminded me there is a limit on how much I could purchase, then asked for my I.D., giving me another look-over.  “Miss Goody-Two-Shoes” was feeling a little dirty with the evil-eye look.

Why?  Well, the medicine I need to control my allergies is the same medicine used in meth labs – pseudoephedrine.  I then remembered a recent workshop I attended, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Houston Division.  Our presenter told us that the Conroe area in Montgomery County has the highest number of methamphetamine labs in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.  Guess who just happens to live in this area?  Moi.  Now I was glad my technician was taking her job so seriously.

Methamphetamine is bad in more ways than one.  Addiction and behaviors associated to its use are not the extent – it affects children (from ingestion/inhalation to child and sexual abuse), our neighborhoods and safety.  I feel for apartment owners, landlords and mortgage companies that own residences where meth labs were located.  They are now faced with expensive toxic clean-up from the residue.

We want to share an eye-opening video with you, “Meth:  A Social Plague”.  You might be surprised that meth labs and users are not just in lower-class neighborhoods.  They hide in middle to upper-class areas because no one suspects.  Become informed and watch this video directed by Joel Smith.

Video Link:  http://vimeo.com/5707611


1 Response to “A Meth Lab In My Community? No Way!”

  1. 1 Meth History February 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    We have 2 busted meth labs in Provo, UT! Thought we were in holyland.


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