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What is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Crystal Methamphetamine is a form of the drug that looks like glass fragments or shiny blueish-white rock chips.

People can take Methamphetamine by:

  • Smoking
  • Swallowing
  • Snorting
  • Injecting powder that has been dissolved in water/alcohol

Short term effects when taking even small amounts of Methamphetamine can result in:

  • Increased wakefulness and activity
  • Decreased appetite
  • Faster breathing
  • Rapid and/or heart beat
  • Increased blood pressure and body temperature

Long term Methamphetamine use has many other negative consequences including:

  • Extreme weight loss
  • Addiction
  • Severe dental problems
  • Intense itching leading to skin sores results from scratching
  • Anxiety
  • Changes in brain structure and function
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Sleeping problems
  • Violent behaviour
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations

Signs of Methamphetamine Use

There are often signs that methamphetamine use and/or manufacturing is occurring in the property. Signs might include:

  • An unusual odour that may smell like rotten eggs or cat urine
  • Constant visitors to a property for short term visits
  • Internal smoke/fire alarms removed or covered up
  • Windows may be covered or blocked out
  • Excessive or unusual rubbish lying around
  • Rubber hoses or tubing coming out of holes
  • Elaborate security systems set up
  • Locks added to cupboards or rooms
  • Burn marks on surfaces
  • A spike in water use noted on the water bill
  • Meth paraphernalia may be sighted such as lighters and spoons, aluminium foil, soda cans with holes in the side, or hollowed out light bulbs for smoking Meth. (Light bulbs are often missing in light fittings)
  • Discolouration of surfaces particularly in the kitchen, laundry or bathroom
  • Burn pits or dead patches on grass or vegetation outside due to toxic waste being dumped
  • Unusual ventilation systems have been set up or windows are left open on cold days

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