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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:34 PM
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What does Meth smell like cooking
My Hubby came home again today a noon time and smelled chemicals out side. He also said it smelled like something dead, with a mixture of ammonia and the other day it was break cleaner. The house it seemed to be coming from has EVERY WINDOW open!!! I called the State police and told them and I think they are going to look into. We don't what our house blown up. We are pretty ignorant when it comes to this stuff. Can you tell me.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:37 PM
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1. I don't have any idea what it smells like
Edited on Fri Apr-08-05 11:37 PM by WilliamPitt
but if what you are smelling strikes you as combustible fumes, you might be on to something. Regardless, even if they're just tanning hides or whatever, if you can smell that crap from your place, it can't be good. Word to the wise: Don't smoke near that house...and if you see someone smoking near it, duck.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:45 PM
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8. Those dumb asses are smoking out there all the time
Edited on Fri Apr-08-05 11:45 PM by shesemsmom
I'm getting worried. Alot of stangers coming and going too. Alot of out of town plates
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:38 PM
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2. Smells like a job for the cops
That's who I'd call
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:47 PM
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9. We called them Its up to them now.
The whole thing scares me. They want tag numbers from cars but I am not gonna risks getting killed to get them. If I acn I will, if not, it's there baby.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:39 PM
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3. That's pretty much what it smells like.
The strong anhydrous ammonia and ether (brake cleaner) smell are dead give-aways. Stay away from that place it could blow at any minute.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:48 PM
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10. That place is less than 50 paces from our house..
That is what my hubby called it Anhydour ammonia smell. JJJEEESSS!!!!!
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:02 AM
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24. Stay away!
Not only could the place blow up, but the anhydrous they use is DEADLY. It will burn you from the inside if you inhale it.

Call the cops when you smell it in the air. Take note of the cars that come in and out of the property (license #, make and model). If you live in town and they have to put out the trash call the cops on trash day. They can go through the persons trash and see if they have any pre-cursors. Pre-cursors and a documented history of suspicious smells is usually enough to get a search warrant.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:04 AM
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26. I will. I will also get the plate numbers
if and when I can. It wont be easy. I will have to leave and come right back. Our cars park in at an angle
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:52 PM
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14. This retired social worker totally agrees ...
I used to respond to meth labs; when they trained us, they took that brake cleaner and sprayed it on a paper bag - and had us take a whiff.

Stay away!

How many times did some idiot blow himself and everyone else up by smoking - in/near a methlab; this level of stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

I'm praying that authorities check it out, shut it down, and get it cleaned up in a hurry!

Take care!
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:15 AM
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35. I am a social worker too.......
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 12:15 AM by aquaman
NICE TO MEET YOU..... :hi:
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:41 AM
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51. Nice to meet you.
It's been five years since I retired (unofficially) and just went back to law school (graduated, just took the Bar-Exam, awaiting results for the next few months).

You have my respect (to no end).

My sister just got promoted - now SHE can do the meth labs. Some things never change.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:57 AM
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72. I just recently got my clinical license...
the test was really difficult. I plan to start a private practice. Any suggestions?
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:12 PM
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97. No suggestions ... 'cause I know nothing about that ..
although my friend has done it (WHILE working as a Child Protective Services supervisor).

She practices in the office of a psychologist - of course, that psychologist is her hubby-bubby.

But I think that an office like that, with various professionals - at least in the same office - sharing costs - is pretty helpful.

I know you will do great. Bless you for helping people.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:15 AM
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36. Thank you
please keep holding us up in your prayers. It doesn't sound like it could be much of anything else. I do believe the state cop will get right after it. As I say he knows me and know me well enough to know I wont let it lay
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:41 PM
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4. it smells like ammonia...a lot like ammonia
and pee...cat piss that's been left long enough to smell of ammonia to be exact..

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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:51 PM
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13. When Iv'e gone to the back of the house the last few weeks to get the cans
I have noticed the strong odar of cat pee. But there are a lot of stray cats around here. So I really never thought that much of it.Thanks fotr letting me know. I will tell the State cop I noticed this too. My Hubby said me smelled soming rotten today too. Like something had died.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:41 PM
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5. Depends on what they are using....
to cook their meth. I'd say the ammonia smell is a pretty good give away though.

Or, they could be doing some spring cleaning.

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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:53 PM
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15. I can't imagine those folks doing that much cleaning
really. And the Adult that was there disappeared a few weeks back. These are all young people. 16 years to mid to late 20's. It makes it all the more concerning
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:59 PM
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20. Here's a list of ingredients....
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 12:01 AM by two gun sid
Alcohol - Gasoline additives or Rubbing Alcohol
Ether (starting fluid)
Benzene
Paint thinner
Freon
Acetone
Chloroform
Camp stove fuel
Anhydrous ammonia
White gasoline
Pheynl-2-Propane
Phenylacetone
Phenylpropanolamine
Iodine crystals
Red Phosphorous (maybe you noticed a bunch of matchbook covers)
2-liter pop bottles
Blenders
Toluene (found in brake cleaner)
Red Devil Lye
Drain cleaner
Muraitic acid
Battery acid
Epsom Salts
Lithium Batteries (Camera batteries)
Sodium metal
Wooden matches
Propane cylinders
Hot plates
Ephedrine
Cold tablets
One guy I know used some kind of livestock feed too.
Bronchodialators
Energy boosters
Rock, table or Epsom salt
Diet aids
Iodine
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:06 AM
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27. JEEEEEEESSSSS
why don't these people just put a gun to their heads and get it over fast. Don't they know that is certain death.!!!!!
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:09 AM
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30. I was thinking the same thing after looking over the list of ingredients
Just buy a bottle of sleeping pills in be less painful, cheaper and quicker than smoking that crap.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:17 AM
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37. I've got a whole bottle of seraquil
maybe I should just give it to them. Cripes
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:35 AM
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47. I'm an electrician at a prison....
I have a 23 year old kid that works for me and he used to cook/sell/use meth. I swear to god, not 3 days ago, we were slow and I asked him how to make meth.

This kid is a goddamn mess. He has some serious issues caused by drug use. I ain't got nothin' against pot but that meth is a mother fucker.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:42 AM
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52. I'm with you. A little pot never hurt anybody
what is with these kids today?
So did he give you the recipe
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:44 AM
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55. Oh yeah, I could cook up a batch tonight with my lava lamp.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:46 AM
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60. Pot?
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:50 AM
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64. No, Meth....
one of the recipes uses a lava lamp.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:58 AM
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73. Now that would be good
a sure fire way to burn your house down. These kids are so dumb. And to think my parents were worried about my *flower power* gerneration
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:02 AM
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75. Someone once had WAY TOO MUCH time on their hands
I can see a bunch of teens being bored and deciding that it would be a great idea to try and cook crystal meth using a lava lamp.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:05 AM
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77. yeah head for
disaster. What these kids wont try or think up. I am now sure that the world is on the road to hell
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:09 AM
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79. Sometimes if these people spent a little less time trying to figure out
how to cook up meth on a lava lamp and directing their talents to something else they could become genius in a field they tried their hand at.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:10 AM
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82. I agree but that would be to easy
It might even do the world some good. I wonder what has caused all of this. Do you think it was the pot.
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:21 AM
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86. No I don't think it was the pot
pot smokers and people who do the harder drugs like crystal meth at least the ones I have known are two entirely different personalities. Now I am sure that those who do the harder stuff started out with pot but it wasn't the pot but their personalities that led to them going into the hard stuff.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 01:11 AM
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102. The lava lamp recipe is no good
They haven't used Red-P in them for decades.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 01:33 AM
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104. You don't use the contents of the lamp....
Edited on Sun Apr-10-05 01:39 AM by two gun sid
it is used for wet reaction meth. You have to make your own Red P from matchbook strikers, H2O, acetone, muriatic acid, H2O2.

The Lava lamp just cooks it. A 25 watt bulb is best with aluminum foil wrapped around the base of the lamps bottle. The lamp bottle needs to be a screw off or pry off lid.


<edited ingredients for red P>
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:44 AM
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56. I have never had a problem with anyone ever doing pot
hell sometimes I think its far better to do pot than alchohol. I mean how many fights have ever started between a bunch of people getting stoned? But crystal meth is a entirely different kettle of fish. That is some bad shit.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:03 AM
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76. I haven't smoked it for 30 + years but I haven't got a problem with it
either. Those folks get mellow and the only thing they worry about is food.lol
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:24 AM
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87. The sex is usually pretty good to as I recall from my misspent youth when
you are stoned. :evilgrin:
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:10 AM
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32. Another fine product brought to you by the chemists of Nazi
German. It was them who originally invented the crap for the Luftwaffe to keep pilots awake during long missions.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:18 AM
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39. Well thanks Adolph.
Still dealing with the effects of those losers thanks to them.
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:27 AM
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43. Gotta keep those pilots bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Was always made me wonder is who the hell found the recipe adn thought hey I can sell this crap.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:29 AM
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44. It works people are doing it
some places here where you'd least suspect it too.
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:32 AM
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45. It does work and its spreading outside of its original customers
as I recall it first started with long haul truck drivers now its being considered a recreational drug.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:37 AM
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49. I guess I am just stupid but I never realised it was a problem until they
started busting folks here in this little burg. I know whats going on the world politics and in my house but I didn't realize my community was turning into a garbage dump
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:46 AM
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58. It has been slowly sneaking in to towns across the country
and no one realizes its there many times till the idiots making the crap blow themselves up.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:48 AM
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61. We had a fire out in the county
a couple of months back in an abandoned house. FULLY ABLAZE!!! Turns out it was a meth lad. I think they said the other day we had had 20 or so busts for meth this year
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:43 AM
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54. It used to be available as a pharmaceutical. The US still uses it for
military emergencies. Of course that's a little cleaner than the bathtub stuff but it's all bad medicine.

It's all over the place, they figure about 70-to 80 percent of all property and prostitution crime in Montana is meth driven.

It's one of the main drivers of women in prison in this state and of general prison overcrowding.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:49 AM
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63. I didn't know all of that
pretty frightening when you think about it.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 02:39 AM
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90. No. Methamphetamine was invented by the Japanese Army
that was one of the reason their soldiers were not only seemingly insane, but also able to go without food for long periods
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 09:17 AM
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93. That defiantly would explain their
suicidal tendency's
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:43 AM
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53. Did I miss the 'tall boy' on your list?
(the hydrochloric acid)
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:48 AM
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62. Nope. Muriatic acid is just HCl with water added....
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 12:52 AM by two gun sid
it's easy to buy at ACE hardware by the gallon and is it not restricted. No sense snitchin' yourself out.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:56 AM
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70. Oh.....
they are too clever by half.

The idiots I met always (1) went blind if they were the cooker, (2) blew themselves up, or (3) were caught when everyone went screaming out of the house for some reason.

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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:09 AM
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81. Damn dude, are you ex law enforcement?...
My hat's off to you if you are. I wouldn't want to deal with those Sinaloa Cowboys. Those guys are pros. Around here we just have the mom and pop meth labs.

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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:08 PM
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96. Ha! I'm a Dudette.
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 10:08 PM by Maat
I was a social worker, and I was just privy to some of the information the cops in "intelligence" or "narcotics" received. I was the worker who would arrive to take the kids into custody as the various moms and dads were being escorted to the paddy wagons.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:15 PM
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98. My sincerest apologies, Maat....
That must have been a trying and heartbreaking job. Thank you for doing what you did.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:24 PM
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99. Ah, thanks.
It definitely developed my sense of compassion, believe it or not.

As I saw people in the most despicable of conditions, I always thought, "There but for the grace of God go I."

You know what I got out of the job (besides helping my sense of compassion, the limitless happiness that comes from helping others): My BEAUTIFUL daughter - the most precious thing in my life. You see, I learned about county adoptions, and my hubby and I put myself on another county's list. A few months later, my beautiful girl was placed in my arms (she was 2). So, life works out great - that's the moral of the story (I retired 1-1/2 years later to go back to law school).

And thanks for replying.

Take care!
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:59 AM
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74. What is it used for besides meth?
just wondering
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:05 AM
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78. Etching and cleaning concrete, cleaning boilers things like....
that. Since you can no longer buy ephedrine legally I think that is the hardest thing to get. Oh, and iodine is restricted. They way I understand it the livestock feed has some thing close to ephedrine in it and is why it is used. But, I didn't understand and the guy who told me about it wasn't really clear on it either. I don't think he was formally trained as a chemist.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:09 AM
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80. Not formally trained.. Oh I see
and people put this stuff in their bodies. Stuff for cleaning concrete!!! Hum. In 29 years these little users who survive... I'm not sure I want to see their children and what it did to them
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 01:15 AM
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103. Red phosphorous is the hardest to get
Iodine crystals are no sweat. One makes them by heating, slowly, iodine in HCl for a couple of weeks. Ephedrine is a simple matter to steal, or even purchase legally.

Iodine crystals are used to treat cracked hooves (not ephedrine), and most livestock dealers report any buyers or jsut refuse to sell -- the same as scuba equipment dealers who refuse to sell underwater flares (a common source of Red Phosphorous) to anything they thingk isn't an underwater welder.

Oh, and kids? Don't so drugs. They WILL ruin your life.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:50 AM
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65. how does one get that stuff?
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:54 AM
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69. I'm not sure.
Towards my retirement (2000), things in SoCal had become more 'professional.' The trade was run by the Tijuana Cartel, who somehow saw to it that the supplies were delivered.

Bribes to local suppliers (who are supposed to report)?
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:41 PM
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6. It's a smell that can't be decribed
Bad, real bad. I went to someone's house one time for a party and they were cooking up Meth and it was disgusting, I left.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:54 PM
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16. Sounded like a wise move on your part
I hope I am wrong, but the more I learn, the less I think I am
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:35 AM
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46. No, you are right. Intense cat pee is how I would descibe it.
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 12:36 AM by John Q. Citizen
About 15 years ago I used to live in a little unincorporated area between Eugene and Springfield, Oregon called Glenwood. One evening I was out taking a walk and the air was heavy with the smell.

I mentioned it to a friend the next day and they told me that Glenwood had been the meth production capital of Oregon.

The wide open windows along with the all the other stuff is pretty clear.

I hope the cops get on it quick, cause that stuff is really bad medicine.

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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:53 AM
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68. Yes that is what my back yard has smelled like. Lots of cat pee
like a whole lot of cats spraying in one area. We do have strays here but we always have and have never noticed that before
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:44 PM
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7. Acetone, ammonia, paint thinner...
Edited on Fri Apr-08-05 11:45 PM by Spider Jerusalem
sounds like one of your neighbours is either operating a meth lab or doing some serious cleaning (somehow the former seems the more likely, but you never can tell).
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:58 PM
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18. Nope my neighbors are real slobs. Even worse now that the Adult is gone.
To who knows where. This is the type of neighborhood that doesn't keep up with each other much. It has turned into a pretty bad place the last 2 years. There where a couple of busts for meth an block or 2 away in the last 6 months. I didn't know them and was never close enough to smell it
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:02 AM
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23. The number of non-local vehicles going there...
makes it sound like it's probably a meth lab. If they're producing on any kind of large scale, there's going to be a lot of cash involved, and these people are probably a) armed and b) paranoid as fuck...if they've been using their own product, b) is a CERTAINTY...hope things don't get ugly when the cops show up (if they do).
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:08 AM
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29. we are rarly here. I am here a few days a week. Of course they bust them
in the *wee hours* and we are sure to be here them . Kep us in you thoughts please. It sounds bad doesn't it
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 02:49 AM
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92. good point
that is another reason to get the hell away until the cops have cleared that pest hole out. An armed speed freak is scary as shit.
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Gyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:49 PM
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11. really dirty sox
Is what I've heard meth labs smell like.

Gyre
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:58 PM
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19. I haven't noticed that smell
except in my utility room. LOL
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:50 PM
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12. That's it. The smell of boiling HCl , red phosphorous, and ether alcohol
Your house (probably) won't blow up (flash fires such as those caused by clandestine methamphetamine labs rarely spread beyond the immediate room they're started in), but they will sell that shit to someone who thinks his infant children are FBI informants and therefore need to be beheaded in the name of Jesus.

Call the cops again tomorrow, and every day after that. Make a pain out of yourself. The worst thing that could happen is that you'd be wrong; at best, you'll be saving someone from the nightmare of meth addiction.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:01 AM
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21. I'll do it
This cop knows me well enough to know that I'll make a big stink. I'll call everyday until they tell we/// okay it's busted or you made a mistake. But when we talked to him on the phone he said it sounded pretty suspicious
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:01 AM
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22. Quite correct, Nevernose.
But, my hubby, who is a chemical engineer, says that a meth lab can be the functional equivalent of a fuel-air bomb.

I walked through a house (as a social worker with the detective) that had literally been incinerated by a meth lab explosion/fire.

The house next door did get slightly damaged (fire -something touching it?) - not sure about the exact sequence of events; I do agree, however, that chances are that another house would not explode or anything.

I do agree though that it is imperative that this gets taken care of - and I'd call the police until they did take a look at the situation.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:11 AM
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33. Should I be worried that we all have natural gas lines going into our
homes. That thought just occurred to me.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:35 AM
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48. In my humble opinion,
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 12:39 AM by Maat
THEY should be worried about any potentially leaking gas, not you.

Call HazMat - Hazardous Material Cleanup - it is in the phone book. Tomorrow. They should be able to give you info.

In fact, police will use an expert's input (who went by there) to work up the warrant.

I, for one, believe that YOU can sleep tonight; what I would fear would being awoken by some explosion (that's all).

Thought, DUers?
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:45 AM
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57. Thanks
I'll do that. I seriously was worried about going to bed, then I thought, well this is nothing new. Thinking back it has probably been going on a while. Thanks for the info on the gas line. I'll check it out tomorrow
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:25 AM
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88. It appears I need to edit one chapter of my book. :-(
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 11:56 PM
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17. I've used this very topic in a book.
I would be very careful if I were you. If it is a lab there's lots of money involved. :(
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:03 AM
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25. I'm gonna be
they don't much know I'm here and I intend to keep it that way. The hubby has been told to keep a low profile by me.He is the sleuth type that gets caught.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:46 AM
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59. Yes'm, remind him what happens to those nosey amateurs...
in the movies.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:18 AM
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38. Probably not --
Not unless shesemom lives next to a biker gang or on the Tijuana border. Most "cooks" are just junkies trying to make enough for their next high, since coming down to them is a fate worse than death, and maybe enough to pay the rent besides.

I still wouldn't go over there or anything, but there's probably not more than a few hundred dollars involved, if even that. Most tweakers just steal the ingredients, especially the ephedrine.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:21 AM
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40. I do know that the criminal history
of one of them is shotting his dad in the chest. It didn't kill him. The boy was a Juvenal and was released at 18. I don't trust them.... any of them
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:25 AM
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41. Poor bastards
I, too, used to work for FYS, and am still known to call up friends and have people's records run.

I hate to get too maudlin, but drug addiction isn't a fate I'd wish on my worst enemy.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:26 AM
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42. I feel the same
I've worked in nursing for 30 years and I have seen some pretty sad ones.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:52 AM
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67. I had some acquaintances offer to buy some chemicals...
from me once because I worked for a chemical plant and had access to the lab. Yeah, right, like I was going to get fired, go to jail, and lose my retirement for a few hundred lousy bucks! ;)
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:12 AM
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83. It must've been red phosphorous
Everything else is available both commercially and pure. Ever since the latest regs went into effect, however (in 2002, I believe), red phosphorous has been in demand. One can still get it from matchbooks, fireworks, over the border (dogs aren't trained to sniff it), reuse it, and a few other sources, but it's neither as easy or as good a quality.

You wouldn't go to jail, btw. You'd primarily have violated federal laws, and with mandatory sentencing spent a few years in Leavenworth (or whereever the hell they send federal criminals these days -- usually state pens).
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:17 AM
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85. I turned them down. I've been retired for several years...
and I'm not posting from a Federal Pen.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:07 AM
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28. Maybe it's a serial killer's victim(s).
:scared:
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:12 AM
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34. Well something certainly was stinking over there today
my hubby has been around decayed bodies during hi fire house days and he would know that smell. He said it smelled like death
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:10 AM
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31. Despair n/t
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:40 AM
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50. Yes that is just my feeling
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:51 AM
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66. Whoah! Take care!
This retired social does agree ... there is NO ONE more paranoid than many "tweakers."

So, please, no confrontation of any kind ... and I'm so glad you gave Spouse what-for ... no sleuthing (could lead to a deadly confrontation).

A lot or a little money involved - those in the business are paranoid and deadly.

Let the pros ... who wear a great deal of protective clothing ... handle it.

We experienced a terrible tragedy out here in SoCal. The community was so proud ... a 45-year-old mom went back to police school, became a cop. On the first day of duty, her and her partner were driving up. A guy high on meth shot them dead in their police car with an automatic weapon . Such a tragedy. That's been a few years back.

I took a child into protective custody once. The guy that was high on meth (the dad) told me that he was paranoid, and was planning to jump out of the third story window with his kid (lucky I took the kid into custody).

The kid's mom later cleaned up and flew right. "Dad" went downhill from there.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 12:56 AM
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71. Thanks
I plan to keep super sleuth reined in when I can. I can not begin to imagine what they would do if they thought we or anyone was on to them
That kid was pretty lucky, thanks to you. I couldn't do your job
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 11:17 AM
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95. Thanks.
Meth brings out the Devil in people (complete evil).
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:15 AM
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84. Thanks everybody
it has been an enlightening evening!!!!!!! I learned a lot and tommorrow I'm gonna take some of that advice and apply it ( safely)
where I can I will let you all know as soon as I find out something. Thanks again DUERS for being right there when I need you, as always. your the best!!!!shesemsmom
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Technowitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 01:32 AM
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89. Um, yeah, sounds like a meth lab
(eom)
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 01:10 AM
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100. I sure does from all Ive found out this by reading
it sure has been deserted there today.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 02:46 AM
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91. It is a meth lab. Get away NOW and call 911
The smell of Ammonia and ether is a dead giveaway. The labs are extremely combustible and could severly injure or kill you or your family. Get family, pets and precious valuables into a hotel.

Cooking meth also creates highly toxic fumes.
Get away and call the police immediately. It is very, very dangerous to be anywhere near a meth lab. And I am sure the speed freaks in charge are not the kind of people you want around your family either.

This is definetly a meth lab. There is no other reason for suffocating clouds of ammonia and ether to be coming out of a house in a residential neighborhood.
I could care less about drug users, but cooking meth can cause your whole block to go up in flames.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 09:22 AM
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94. I thought about one of our birds last night
she is a plucker when this are out of whack. She gets upset at a change in routine and starts to pluck. Well about a month ago she started to pluck and there had been no change in her routine, I wonder if she was getting a whiff of the stuff. We have the last week or so had the ceiling fans on and she is better. Just a thought
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 02:08 AM
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105. The chemicals used to cook meth are poisonous to birds...
Before she moved in, the rentmate who had 7 birds evacuated them almost immediately to my back room when she first smelled the beginnings of a meth lab in the apartment next to her - but it was too late for the smallest and oldest birds. The 'keet died within a week. The 90+ year old cockatoo had a stroke a month or so after the move (he survived another 7 years, but he developed a lot of problems due to the mild right side paralysis and constant falling off of perches.)
The conure was constantly sick afterwards for three years before she died.

If you can't board him elsewhere for a while, shift your bird's habitat to the opposite side of the house and keep the fan going. If you've got a good bird vet, you should take him in for a checkup, just to make sure there's been no damage.

Haele
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 10:47 AM
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106. Thanks
We have moved them and I'm calling the vet Monday
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 01:11 AM
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101. We havent seen anything there all day.
but the next time I smell anything I'm gonna have the police right up here
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