What is ice?

Meth in its crystal for is often called ICE

What is Meth?

  • Meth is short for Crystal Methamphetamine, which is a white crystalline substance which stimulates the central nervous system and is extremely addictive
  • Meth (Methamphetamine) is often commonly called ICE, because its crystal form resembles to Ice picks
  • 7,571.9 kg Seized in 2016-17
  • National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program (2018) suggests 9,847kg of Methylamphetamine has been consumed that year

What’s in Meth?

  • Over 350 chemicals have been found in Meth Labs, including the following;
    • Phenyl-2-propanone
    • Ephedrine
    • Pseudoephedrine
    • Phenylpropanolamine
    • Methanol
    • Diethyl ether
    • Mercuric chloride
    • Hydrogen sulphide
    • Hydriodic acid (HI)
    • Iodine
    • Red phosphorus
    • Hydrochloric acid
    • Sodium hydroxide

Health effects

Common Symptoms associated with Methamphetamine Residue Exposure

  • Headaches
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Nausea
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Behavioural Issues

Common indicators of Methamphetamine use of manufacture within a property

  • Chemical Containers
  • Gas cylinders
  • Ammonia-like odour
  • Fire pits in external areas
  • Yellow or red residues
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Excessive security systems