Editorial: Meth database will help homebuyers

When you buy a house or rent an apartment, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether it was used as a meth lab or that there was a meth lab next door. Now the state is offering some online peace of mind.

A new Indiana State Police database gives Hoosiers information about where clandestine meth labs have been found around the state, including those discovered in Jackson County. A total of 108 local properties dating back to 2007 are listed on the website.

The website (www.meth.in.gov) offers important information to potential home buyers, homeowners, property investors or renters who might not know that the dangerous chemicals once were found on the property in question, ISP Meth Suppression Commander Sgt. Niki Crawford said.

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