Meth Lab Decontamination
In Australia, illegal methamphetamine use is a huge problem.
Also known as ice, crystal meth or speed, methamphetamine is a highly illegal substance that is commonly manufactured in small home labs.
These hidden labs are often known as “clan labs” and are run by criminals and illicit drug manufacturers. In many cases, amphetamine is mixed with various other chemicals to boost its potency and ensure it’s well-accepted on the street.
The base chemicals used to produce the drug are often derived from common cold medications that are available over the counter in pharmacies across Australia. These are cooked and the active ingredients purified with makeshift lab equipment.