|17 dos and don’ts for handling meth precursors|
PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
In light of a recent record-breaking 15-ton methamphetamine bust in Guadalajara, Mexico — and the on-going proliferation of meth users and manufacturers nationwide — it’s important for officers everywhere to remember the extreme dangers associated with encounters not only with the drug itself, those under its influence and those cooking it, but with the pre-cursor chemicals used to make it. When you encounter known Meth precursors — or any unknown/suspicious substances for that matter — remember these do’s and don’ts.
1.) Take a whiff.
1.) Get Haz-Mat in whenever possible
One final thought. If you happen along 15 tons of Meth in your jurisdiction, notify Mexican authorities immediately — they may have misplaced their haul! I’m kidding, of course… sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
Stay safe out there my friends.
Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. In addition to his editorial and managerial responsibilities, Doug has authored more than 750 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community.
On a daily basis, Doug is in close personal contact with some of the top subject-matter experts in law enforcement, regularly tapping into the world-class knowledge of officers and trainers from around the United States, and working to help spread that information and insight to the hundreds of thousands of officers who visit PoliceOne every month.
Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association. He is also a member of the Public Safety Writers Association, and is a three-time (2011, 2012, and 2014) Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" Finalist in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column.
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