DEA Meth Lab Registry for homes that were used a meth labs, did you know?

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A sign of the times.  When we have to publish a registry of where the former drug houses have been.  Well there is a very good reason for this.  It is toxic and can cause brain damage to young children and severe health problems for adults.

The registry is not used by all cities which makes it less useful than if it was mandatory.  The other dea problem with registry...how do you get a home removed from the registry once a home is cleaned up or repaired?  There is no provision for removal from the registry as of this posting.

So the obvious issue is being on the registry could certainly lower the value of the homes around the Meth home and could long term affect the value of a repaired Meth home.

meth labOne of the problems with buying a Meth house is the insulation is affected in most cases as well.  You may not be able to see the problems with a visual inspection.  Go to the link I have provided and take a look at the issues created by these intrusions into communities causes by the people that prey on our society with lethal drugs.

www.usdoj.gov/dea/seizures/index.html this link takes you to the registry or you can go to www.usdoj.gov/dea for basic information and updates on meth houses and those that were caught.

This web site registry was created in December 2006 as a National Registry by city.  Not all cities participate but some cities will take you literally hours to cruise through to see if the home you want to buy or show is on the registry.

Checking the registry is not a sure fire way to find out the facts...always chat with the neighbors...they will know too!

I hope this helps you in your quest to find a great "safe" home of your dreams for you and your family. 

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Hi Ann-Marie, unfortunately it is not a law to register Meth homes.  The disclosure act is a Federal Law so even if a home is not on the registry and the seller knows of the prior use as a Meth Lab they have to disclose.  I agree this is only a start.  Thanks for the comments Ann-Marie.

August 17, 2008 11:09 AM
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Hi Carol, the issue is the clean up.  If the home has been cleared of the toxic resin properly it should be OK to live in according to the experts.  I am not sure I would want to be the first to find out.  Thanks for the comments Carol.

August 17, 2008 11:11 AM
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Hi Debbie, it is only a matter of time.  This drug has taken over as the new drug of choice since it is so easy to make and and buy.  Thanks for your comments Debbie.

August 17, 2008 11:12 AM
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how can i find out if rental house was a busted meth lab?  address is 505 nations road, hodges, s.c..

July 02, 2009 09:23 AM
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To find out if a home was used as a meth lab, you should talk to:

 

1. The Police Department

2. The Health Department

3. Neighbors

If the police or health department don't have any records on file about the house, neighbors "may know " something about the activities of the previous occupants of the house.

 

The only sure way to know if a home is not contaminated is to have it tested.

Hope that helps!

Dawn, founder of methlabhomes.com

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