picture shows some of the stuff Meth cooks use to make the drug.
are a lot of different recipes floating around - but they all need
pseudoephedrine in order to make the real thing.
These other items are used to either
get the pseudoephedrine out of the OTC meds, or to create the chemical
reaction that ends up as Meth. These other things, like drain
cleaner, brake fluid and lye, are supposed to be eliminated in the Meth
cooking, but if the cooks don't really know what they are doing, the
final product could be contaminated with the toxic chemicals.
make the drug in labs - but that's not a lab like your school science
room. A Meth lab can be in a house or garage...
in a cooler or trunk..
...Or out in the woods.
where the lab is set up, it is dangerous. Explosions and fires are
pretty common. People get chemical burns, and if they inhale the
fumes while the Meth is cooking, they can blister their lungs.
When they are done, there's a lot of nasty, toxic waste material left
Really Gross Note:
As bizarre or
disgusting as it seems, there are people who try to get Meth from urine
– their own or from other users. 'Pee labs’ aren't new and they
don't work very well, either. It takes a really long time to
collect enough urine and the dose they get from it is only a fraction of
their earlier hit. And this method really isn't any safer.
Besides the downright grossness of it, urine labs exposes the user to
all kinds of biological dangers, and the process of getting the Meth out
of the urine risks explosions and fires, just like the other methods.
If you see a
container of yellow liquid in someone’s garage, refrigerator or
property and it isn't Mountain Dew, leave it alone! Keep in mind the biological and chemical hazards
of Meth Pee Labs.