METHAMPHETAMINE LAB SEIZURES IN POPLAR BLUFF
The Poplar Bluff Police Department provides this information as a public service. It contains the addresses of some locations where the police department has found chemicals or other items that indicated the presence of clandestine drug laboratories, glassware seizures, or dump sites. Members of the public must verify the accuracy of all entries. No warranty, representation or guaranty is made or implied regarding the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the data provided herein. The public should not act or refrain from acting based on entries on this website. The City of Poplar Bluff or its police department does not establish, implement, enforce, or certify compliance with clean-up or remediation standards for contaminated sites; the public should contact a state or local health department or environmental protection agency for that information. The police department does not accept responsibility or liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on an entry or lack of an entry on this website. If you believe that any of the information found in these records is in error, please contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 330 North 2nd Street, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901 or (573) 785-5776.
556 N. 10th St. 04/03/2010
1814 Sanders St. 09/08/2010
1221 W. Harper St. #11 11/13/2010
924 Nickey St. 11/14/2010
616 N. Riverview 11/26/2010
2115 N. Westwood Blvd. Apt. 143 01/09/2011 809 Park St. 02/13/2011
203 S. Broadway Apt. 3 01/10/2011 1000 Franklin St 03/08/2011
326 Apple St. 01/22/2011 704 Kinzer St. A 07/05/2011
1000 Tremont St. 01/24/2011 702 Apple St. 09/28/2011
117 W. Harper St. 01/31/2011 813 Poplar St. 11/22/2011
726 Price St. 11/27/2011
Clandestine laboratories found in this area primarily produce methamphetamine, most commonly referred to as: meth, crank, crystal, ice, speed, go fast, and go. These laboratories range from highly sophisticated to makeshift operations, more and more of which are mobile being set up anywhere. They are commonly located in private residences, hotels, trailers, cemeteries, abandoned farms, rural lands and all types of vehicles.
Clandestine laboratories present many forms of health risks. Explosions, caustic fumes, and deadly gases are very common. Anyone who lives or works nearby or comes into contact with the materials used in its operation are subjected to health risks. Byproducts of meth production are often discarded or disposed of indiscriminately to avoid detection, posing a significant human health and environment hazard. Chemicals spilled or dumped as waste into bathtubs, sinks, toilets, on the ground, along roadways, and waterways are common practices.
Clandestine Laboratory Indicators
Have you noticed a house that has a strong smell, numerous visitors, or has their windows covered? Here is a list of meth lab indicators:
Meth labs are usually operated by novices with little or no knowledge of chemistry. Special skills or training is not required to manufacture meth. The recipes for making meth can be found on the internet, and are usually passed along by word of mouth. "Nazi dope" is the street name for the most common method of making meth.
Laboratories are often hid in nondescript locations. Some contain surveillance equipment and are booby-trapped in an effort to discourage theft and entry as well as to destroy the evidence. Some common booby-traps are:
The majority of equipment and chemicals used in the manufacture of meth can be legally purchased at local stores for this illegal production.
Nearly 10,000 young people die in auto accidents each year, mainly because of alcohol or drugs.
Drug abusers are three times as likely as non-users to injure themselves or someone else.
Health insurance rates are higher for everyone as a result of increased illness and accidents by drug users.
Drug abuse costs the United States economy billions of dollars each year.
Methamphetamine addiction varies from person to person. Meth initially sends the brain a feeling of pleasure but through prolonged use the pleasurable feeling is lessened or lost. The meth addict suffers the same cycle of drug cravings as crack cocaine addicts. The biggest difference of the drugs is that the highs of meth last far longer than crack cocaine and binges differ greatly. In crack cocaine, a binge rarely lasts more than 72 hours, while meth binges can last up to 2 weeks.
Visible Effects of Meth Use
If you suspect a methamphetamine laboratory
Under no circumstances should private citizens take any action other than to report their drug lab suspicions to Law Enforcement.
If you have information regarding suspicious activity, Please contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at: