I Found All The Meth Labs In And Around Amarillo
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.
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.