Meth lab procedure training for authorities upcoming

April 22, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

Because the number of meth labs in the region is increasing, Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham M. Anderson and the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force is hosting a Meth Lab Awareness Training Course on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ohio University Southern Campus in Ironton.

Anderson said all Lawrence County first responders, including police, fire, and EMS personnel have been invited to attend the training. He said the purpose is to inform or refresh first responders on how to identify meth labs, what they should do when they encounter a meth lab and the dangers associated with meth labs.

“We would like for anybody who wants to come to attend it because it’s primarily for the safety of first responders, law enforcement, fire, and EMS,” investigator Perry Adkins said.

Dennis J. Lowe, Senior Special Agent-Clandestine Lab/Cannabis Suppression Unit Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, will be the instructor for the course.

Anderson said anyone with questions or anyone interested in attending the training can contact investigator Perry Adkins with the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force at 740-533-4360.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.