Special Agent Jeffrey Scott of the DEA says cleaning up a meth lab is labor-intensive and dangerous. Fumes from chemicals used in meth production can cause long-term respiratory problems so cleanup requires hazmat expertise. Neighbors to this Memphis home were evacuated until the narcotics unit could render it safe. (SHNS photo courtesy Lance Murphey/The Commercial Appeal)

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Special Agent Jeffrey Scott of the DEA says cleaning up a meth lab is labor-intensive and dangerous. Fumes from chemicals used in meth production can cause long-term respiratory problems so cleanup requires hazmat expertise. Neighbors to this Memphis home were evacuated until the narcotics unit could render it safe. (SHNS photo courtesy Lance Murphey/The Commercial Appeal)

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