New Indiana state law to list properties that were previously meth labs

The Indiana State Police will oversee a registry of houses and apartments that used to be meth labs.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 7:06 a.m.

If you’ve ever wondered if an Indiana house or apartment used to be a meth lab, there will soon be a way to find out.

A new state law will introduce a registry of houses and apartments authorities believe were previously used to make meth, as reported by WIBC. The Indiana State Police will oversee the registry, which will publicly list such properties until they’ve been decontaminated.

Homeowners have at least 180 days to decontaminate their houses or apartments once a report has been made to police that a property was previously used as a meth lab, WHAS reported. The property is then added to the list if it is not decontaminated. Police have to remove properties from the registry within 90 days of decontamination.

The law goes into effect July 1.

Indiana led other states in the number of reported meth-related incidents in 2013, according to a report from the Missouri State High Patrol. There were a total of 1,797 incidents. Furthermore, the Associated Press reported cooks are starting to make the drug in hotels.

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