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NCJ Number: NCJ 242272     Find in a Library
Title: An Introduction to Clandestine Meth Labs Fact Sheet
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 06/2014
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for developing a clandestine meth lab training course.
Abstract: This fact sheet from the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) provides information for developing a clandestine meth lab (methamphetamine lab) training course. The training course was first developed by NLECTC and presented to several agencies in 2012. For those agencies that wish to develop their own course, the following objectives should be included: educating first responders on the signs of a meth user; recognizing a clandestine meth lab, especially the one-step “shake and bake” method, and knowing the importance of alerting law enforcement on finding a suspected lab; using proper protective equipment; decontaminating persons who have come into contact with meth, emphasizing that standard decontamination is not adequate; and following hospital protocols. Noted in the fact sheet, the “shake and bake” meth lab presents special dangers not only to law enforcement but to first responders as well due to the instability of the plastic containers that are designed to hold beverages, not combustible chemicals.
Main Term(s): Methamphetamine Lab Clean-Up
Index Term(s): Training equipment ; Hazardous substances or materials ; Firefighters ; Emergency services training ; Police training innovations ; Explosives training ; Methamphetamine
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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