You know what they always say: Location! Location! Location!

I'm not entirely sure who 'they' is, but they're right. A good location is paramount to the quality of one's life. That's why I think it's important to know your surroundings. With that said, now I can tell you that I recently went down a deeeeeeeep rabbit hole and found an interactive map from the DEA that shows if there are any defunct clandestine labs near you.

Uh, Clandestine Lab? What Is That?

Glad you asked. 'Clandestine' is one of my new favorite words. And in this context, a clandestine lab is, as per Law Insider:

"Clandestine Laboratory means a covert or secret illicit operation that uses a combination of apparatus and chemicals to make controlled substances."

So, really, a meth lab.

You can find out how far you are from the nearest meth lab (defunct, of course.....I hope...)

Back To The Map

Anyway, going back to the interactive map from the DEA. Here's the link. But let me give a few pointers so you can get the most out of it.

The DEA doesn't log every single drug lab they bust, disappointingly. So keep that in mind. Furthermore, the years are limited to 2004 through 2021. But still, it's a fun little way to be sensibly nosy.

Browsing Tips For Texans


Or more specifically, the Texas Panhandle. The rest of Texas seems to have plenty of results. But if you're up in the Amarillo area, you won't find anything in our neck of the woods in recent years. But don't worry, I did the legwork for you.

Just select these years to get some juicy results: 2004 (this is the best one with the most results), 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012

One Last Tip: Download & Sort

You should see this little link on top of the table of results.

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If you click that, it will download a csv file that you can import into Google Sheets or whatever spreadsheet application you like. Then you can sort it in whatever manner you like and see where all the local meth labs once were with ease.

The Biggest Drug Busts in the Texas Panhandle for 2022....So Far

Amarillo can be a rowdy place with some lawless characters. Here's some of the biggest drug busts made in the Texas Panhandle for 2022, so far.

Let's just say that these folks are in t-r-o-u-b-l-e.

Note from editor: An indictment is not a conviction. All individuals shown below who have not appeared in court for a judgement are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The 806's Strange & Screwed Up Crimes Of 2021.....So Far

It's 2021 and folks are making up for staying indoors and following the law all throughout 2020. This isn't always a good thing, though. There have been quite a few odd, wacky, and outright grotesque crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle this year so far.

From Friona to Lubbock, there's plenty of bad behavior on display throughout the 806 in 2021.

Take a look at what these hellions have gotten themselves into:

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