Indiana residents can now use a state website to find out whether a home they intend to buy was ever used a methamphetamine lab.
A new law that goes into effect July 1 requires properties where meth labs were once located to be registered and listed on an online database.
The South Bend Tribune reports that the database is already up and running at http://www.meth.in.gov. Locations linked to cases dating back to 2007 can be viewed in a list or on an interactive map.
The website lists the type of property involved, type of meth lab that was there and what type of structures were used to house equipment. Some listings also contain state police reports.
Indiana State Police say meth information is a matter of public health.A new Indiana State Police database gives Hoosiers information about where clandestine meth labs have been found around the state.
Clandestine Labs listed on this website fit the following criteria:
At least 180 days have passed since the seizure of the lab by law enforcement, if the address is a “property” as defined by IC 5-2-6-19(b);
Locations not defined as “property” will be listed approximately 30 days after the seizure of the lab;
It has been no more than 90 days since the approval of the Qualified Inspector’s Certificate of Illegal Drug Lab Cleanup (form 53276) received from IDEM;
The lab was reported to the Indiana State Police (ISP) either through an ISP criminal incident report or via EPIC 143 report submission by another police agency;
The lab was seized January 1, 2007, or after.
Clandestine labs not listed on this website may fit the following criteria:
The lab was not reported to the Indiana State Police;
The report has not been reviewed by the ISP;
It has not been 180 days since the seizure of the lab on a “property” as defined by IC 5-2-6-19(b);