A seminar in Indiana is aiming to help educate landlords about preventing methamphetamine production that may be going on inside homes.
Just this year alone, nine properties have been seized in Montgomery County after the Montgomery County Health Department received notifications of operational meth labs.
To try and help prevent this problem, the MCHD is planning to offer a Landlord and Property Manager Methamphetamine Awareness seminar free of charge next month. The event will be free and open to the public.
Amber Reed, MCHD spokesperson, said that the department only gets involved when the labs are found inside a residence. At that point it is a health hazard and we get called.
There have been several others found, but those are disposal sites and we are not called in on those. According to Reed, there has been an increase in the number of labs discovered in rental properties.
The seminar hopes to help landlords recognized the signs of potential labs, as well as how to better screen their renters. The seminar will also address how to safely go about the clean-up process and how to obtain help from insurance companies.
It would be great to see more of these seminars hosted in other states. The more people are aware of the signs associated with methamphetamine production, the easier it will be to prevent.
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Original article: journalreview.com
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