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How To Spot A Meth Lab

February 7, 2013, 10:01 PM by Sammi Bjelland

How To Spot A Meth Lab
SIOUX FALLS,SD -

With a recent meth lab bust and 25 other busts last year through November in the Sioux Falls area, many people are starting to become concerned about meth activity in their neighborhoods.

"I think in our 2012 statistics, we really have seen a jump in meth labs. And especially in our Lincoln and Minnehaha County area," drug prevention counselor Darcy Jensen said.

MAPP, the Meth Awareness and Prevention Project, in Sioux Falls helps train people who are looking to learn more about meth awareness. Darcy Jensen says in recent weeks she has seen a spike in interest.

"We have had a number of people calling saying, 'I need my staff trained or my employees trained.' So my suspicion is that they're beginning to see that activity again and have some idea that this isn't normal, a normal purchase," Darcy Jensen said.

So what exactly should you be looking for? We had Kevin Jensen with Prairie View Prevention Services take a look at our video from the most recent meth lab bust and tell us what he saw.

"This can here appears to be like a Coleman fuel or a white gas. Something that you'd use on a cooking stove or lantern," Kevin Jensen said.

It's simple household items like salt or pool cleaners that are used most often.

"The one bottle would just contain the meth mixture or meth oil. There's many different names to call it. But in the other one is just two simple, common chemicals, that can be bought anywhere," Kevin Jensen said.

"Cold medications, the pseudoephedrine and Coleman lantern fluid and coffee filters. Those are three things we need to make meth. That could be on somebody's grocery list or list of supplies they need. But it also begins to look at is that something more we need to know about," Darcy Jensen said.

MAPP no longer receives government funding, so there is a charge for anyone wanting to be trained.

Click here to learn more about MAPP.

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