If there was a meth lab near your house or apartment, you'd want to know, right?
Guess what? The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration keeps track of these things. In fact there's a database you can check.
Meth is short for Methamphetamine, the highly addictive drug mad famous on Breaking Bad. Nearly 6 out of 100 people aged 12 and older say they've tried meth at least once. In drug circles, that rate is crazy high. Meth is usually whitish-clear, or sometimes blue rock. Or sometimes it looks like pieces of shattered glass.
Since meth is made from easy-to-find chemicals, that come from over-the-counter medicines, a lab to make them can be hidden anywhere.
There have been 1826 clandestine labs in Tennessee.
Dang that's a lot of meth labs. So there's a pretty good chance you're not living far from one.
The DEA has been keeping a database where they have found a meth drug lab, or the remains of materials that indicate the address was a "dump site". The DEA doesn't let you search by address. But the good people at rehabs.com (an addiction treatment company) put together a database that allows you to put in your address and see if there's a hidden drug den nearby.
Tennessee has a lot of meth labs, but we're not the worst. Here's the top 5 states for secret meth labs.
Also remember, these are only the places that got caught by the DEA. 😟