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Anhydrous Ammonia Safety and Security

Anhydrous Ammonia Safety and Security

The Problem

Theft of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer for production of the illegal drug methamphetamine has reached alarming proportions in the last few years. Once most common in the West and Southwest, this powerful, highly addictive nerve stimulant can be found throughout the midwest, and in virtually every metropolitant area of the country

Also known as "speed", "crank","Chalk", and "zip", meth can be smoked, injected, snorted or taken orally. It produces an initial "high" which is difficult, if not impossible for the user to repeat on subsequent occasions...Read more