“Everyone knows what the normal smell of their neighborhood is. This smell (Meth Lab) is a caustic, chemical smell, something to be concerned about and report,” says Mulligan. If you notice a combination of signs such as:
- Ventilation fans
- Occupants always smoke outside (if they smoke)
- A high frequency of multiple visitors that only stay for a few moments or visitors do not enter
- Occupants are burning their own trash and it causes a caustic, chemical or plastic smell
- Occupants maintain a level of secrecy, are the windows blocked or blacked out?
“Individually these signs are harmless, in combination it’s something to pay attention to,” says Mulligan.