Re: what are the risks for meth contamination? - Posted by rehabber7
Posted by rehabber7 on April 26, 2006 at 07:21:11:
I have posted my opinions on this before. There is a huge meth problem in my area. This stuff really IS bad stuff unlike all the mold hype. Talk with the local sheriff and people from the local hospitals and the Dept. of Children’s Services, etc. I don’t know of any meth detection device that would act kind of like a smoke detector and alert the landlord to the activity. Even if there were such a thing, it would be too late. You would already have a “meth house”. If you are talking about detecting past activity before you buy the house, again talk with the local sherrif. There are signs to look for and there may be a local database that you can check. Also, I would do a very thorough back-ground and criminal check on all potential tenants. I might even require a drug test prior to tenancy. I spoke with my local DA one time about the drug test, and he said that it would not violate anti-descrimination laws. My personal opinion: I will not ever buy a known meth house, even if it has been cleaned up. Also, I have stayed away from rentals and l/o largely because of the meth problem, although I am currently considering a change to my business plan to sell on l/o. Get informed, and be careful. If you do not currently live in this same area that you speak of, you may not fully understand the significance of this problem. Imho, this is THE worst drug in America. It has a huge kill percentage, and it effects all of those in it’s presence, not just the users.