Summit County Childrens' Services worked to educate people on the warning signs of a meth lab at last (Wednesday) night's annual Meth Lab Community Forum.
Speakers told the people in attendance that everything from cold packs to pop bottles to batteries can contribute to the cooking of meth. They were also warned that the "one-pot" method of cooking the drug, where all of the ingredients are combined in one bottle, is becoming popular.
Akron Police Officer Chris Crockett told NewsChannel 5 the appearance of a house can also be an indicator that meth is being cooked inside.
"A lot of times its run down, lights on 24/7, people in and out of the house," he said.
Former meth addict Apryl Miller also told her story.
"There is a better way of life," she said. "When I was using, I didn't see it. I thought there was no other way of life. But there is a better way."
So far this year, law enforcement officials have seized 150 meth labs in Summit County. That's up from just 48 in 2010.
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