Idaho meth home law meets with mixed success

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Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 29 at 11:48 AM

TWIN FALLS -- A 2005 Idaho law meant to publicize homes where methamphetamine had been manufactured and encourage owners to clean them up has met with, at best, mixed results.

Dozens of homes remain on the list years after their clandestine labs were discovered.

The Twin Falls Times-News reports renters sometimes are only told after they sign the lease that the home was once used as a site to manufacture the illegal stimulant.

Twin Falls resident Monica Shaff says her landlord told her to keep the kids away from a shed where the drug was manufactured.  She's since moved out.

Chemicals associated with methamphetamine are hazardous and can make such a property dangerous to live in.

Recently, President Obama signed a $12.5 million spending package to help states clean up meth labs.
 

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