Largest Methamphetamine (Meth) Drug Lab Bust in US History

Posted by mpolkabla On March - 17 - 2012

Certainly Not the most sought after record for the United States and one in our own back yard…  San Jose, California where a search for stolen iPads tracked via its GPS feature had led authorities to over 780 pounds of crystal methamphetamine (meth) with a reported street value of over $ 34 million.

As officials searched the premises, a massive quantity of meth was uncovered, and investigators say the site was being used as a conversion laboratory where raw methamphetamine product was being converted to the highly purified (and most potent) finished product form called crystal meth (or “ice”).

What’s next…  According to California State Law (Under Health and Safety code Section 25400), the property will be posted by the County authorities as a hazardous site (due to residual toxic contamination) and must be assessed and evaluated through sampling as overseen by a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) to determined the levels and locations of the presence of any residual contamination.  Once determined by the CIH, a cleanup work plan will be prepared and implemented through a combination of material removal and decontamination methods performed by a California certified mitigation contractor.  Following the prescribed clean-up, the site will be re-sampled according to California regulatory requirements to verify that the property has been successfully decontaminated and determined acceptable for re-occupancy.

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