Law enforcement has identified an increase in the use, trafficking, importation and production of methamphetamine in Ontario. It is highly addictive and available.
Health Canada Reports so far in 2019, the most common drug identified by Health Canada’s Drug Analysis Service (drugs that have been seized and sent by Canadian law enforcement agencies) is methamphetamine. It was present in over 25% of exhibits (7,497 of 29,204 exhibits) submitted Canada-wide.
Additionally, Canada Border Services Agency has reported a 333% increase in methamphetamine seizures from 2017-2018.
If you see any of the indicators listed below, please notify the police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Signs of a Meth Lab:
- Occupants appear unfriendly, secretive and avoid neighbour interactions
- Occupants attend for short time periods and at odd hours
- Garbage contains chemical containers, glassware or bags full of soil, or garbage is never put out at all
- Numerous security cameras that may appear excessive
- Chemical odours
- Chemical dumping grounds on or near premises (burn pits or dead spots on lawn)
- Odd items including equipment, glassware or chemical drums.
Dangers of a Meth Lab
- Fire or explosion
- Harmful fumes and chemical exposure
- Increased criminal activity
- Environmental damage and waste
See the Signs? Make the Call! Remain at a safe distance and do NOT confront occupants. Call your local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.