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Interactive map locates meth contaminated buildings near you

You can find out if you're living next to a meth house by going to a new website. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's Methviewer lets you choose your county and zoom in to see where the meth contaminated buildings are near you.
You can find out if you're living next to a meth house by going to a new website.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's Methviewer lets you choose your county and zoom in to see where the meth contaminated buildings are near you.

You hear about meth busts on the news, but what if you miss the story? You'd want to know if there's one in your neighborhood.

"Methamphetamine is the most, probably one of the most powerful central nervous system stimulants that we know is highly addictive," says Derek Jennings. Jennings cleans up meth homes for a living.

Now, there's a new interactive internet map for you to track meth busts.

Before someone sells a meth contaminated home, the state requires them to tell you it's a meth house.

This map is a way to make sure you're not scammed.

"We would hope that no one would be living in a home unknowingly that had been posted and had been used to manufacture a controlled substance, but people could look on here and find homes in their neighborhood or near them," says Ryan Benefield with ADEQ.

Within ten days of the cleanup, the state will wipe the house off the list.

But Arkansas' meth bust reporting laws just went into effect about two years ago, and meth isn't a new drug.

Its dangers lurk for years.

"We know that there are homes out there that are contaminated with meth because of the law enforcement agencies were busting them, but we need to look at this, at the aspects of this and determine whether these homes can be located," says Jennings.

Only meth labs busted since 2008 are on this website. That's when these laws went into effect, so if you think your home might be contaminated, you need to call police. They can pull up any police reports for you, so you can find out if your home is safe.
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