Meth Lab Components

Some ingredients or equipment that may indicate meth lab activity are:

  • Pool acid/ Muratic acid
  • Lye
  • Acetone
  • Brake Fluid
  • Brake Cleaner
  • Iodine Crystals
  • Lithium Metal / Lithium Batteries
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Drain Cleaners (Drano or Liquid Fire)
  • Cold Medicine Containing Pseudoephedrine or Ephedrine
  • Ethyl Ether (Starting Fluid)
  • Anhydrous Ammonia (stored in propane tanks or coolers)
  • Sodium Metal
  • Red Phosphorus
  • Pseudoephedrine & Ephedrine
  • Laboratory Glassware
  • Coffee Filters

As you can see "meth cookers" can produce large quantities of meth by using legal, over-the-counter products. If you suspect someone is involved in the illegal production of methamphetamine, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME (1-800-572-7463). In addition, please contact the KBI if you see any suspicious persons around an anhydrous ammonia tank possessing a cooler or propane tank. A Suspicious Transaction Report form should be used to report suspicious activity.