INDIANA (WTHI) – Already this year Indiana State Police have busted 600 meth labs across the Hoosier state.
But now, imagine purchasing a brand new house that used to be a meth lab. If you live in Indiana, there’s a chance that could happen to you.
That’s why Indiana State Police created a new website to help ease the community’s concern when it comes to making a large purchase.
You can now head to their website under the meth suppression section and see if police found meth inside any house, car or boat.
“It will show what chemicals, it will show the date time and location, it will show the chemicals involved it will show the vehicle the house in written form,” explained Sgt. Joe Watts, Indiana State Police. “So you will know if you a purchasing a house, if you’re going to stay at a hotel if you’re going to buy a car,, you’ll be able to research this at our website under meth suppression and be able to find if a meth lab was seized at that residence.”
And it’s easy to use! The website is broken down by date, time and location by county.
So, if you’re purchasing a home in Vigo Coutny you can search through just your area.
“In the past there had been some homes that may have skated through the system folks may have been purchasing a home or vehicle and not know that a meth lab had been seized in there so this bill will now gives folks a piece of mind they can do some research on there own,” Watts continued.
Ultimately the website was created to keep families safe. You can find a full report that breaks down what kind of meth lab it was and what materials were found inside the home or vehicle.
“These chemical are toxic and have long term health effects,” Watts said. “So when we learn up a lab currently we post the house uninhabitable until cleaned up and re-inspected by the county health department.”
Once the house is cleared by the health department it is removed from the website.
For more information, go check out this new website! Once you’re there, just click on ‘Clan Lab Addresses’ on the right hand side.