Meth smell is something not easily hidden

Meth labs emit noxious and extremely strong odors that are hard to cover up.

A meth lab can have a strong uncommonly sweet smell; not like a perfume, but something more like a lightly scented cleaning chemical. There is a point int he process where it may smell like a gas leak or rotten eggs. Some of the odors related to a meth lab have been described as smelling like:

  • Lighter fluid
  • Ether
  • Ammonia
  • Auto parts cleaner
  • Rotten eggs

Usually living next to or near by a meth lab you would probably smell these things repeatedly. Sometimes meth cooks will cover the windows with tin foil to keep the scent from escaping and others from seeing in. Spotting a meth lab can be tough, but the smell is generally a tell-tale sign.

The ingredients used in making meth are extremely toxic and flammable. If you are concerned about the possibility that there may be a meth lab near you; it’s no joke – Call the fire department or police and have them investigate.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, look at what is in meth. Of course, I am sure you know; not to mention what it does to you. People who use meth are known to have Psychosis from using meth, lack of sleep, appetite, & then the inevitable…death. Realistically, most people care about breathing and having sufficient oxygen supply. As meth users don’t have any regard for life itself; as should no one have any reserves for meth users. Go back to your own inner circle of hell in Ashton, ID & rot there.

  • Shawn Cottrell

    I’ll sign that petition.

  • Hvacrpro

    I smell burnt rubber,paint constantly, and Bleach it makes me cough, woke up to it twice already.. apt bldg living , mgr and maintenance men lie to fire dept to deter them from listening to complaints when anyone calls. then they retaliate to turn neighbors against anyone who complains. they got it down .

  • Devin Hines

    drug addicts our not bad a lot of these people were given drugs at early ages legalize everything and offer free counseling and treatment drug problems will be a thing of the past but this hate attitude towards sick people aka drug addicts is just sicking and not helpful

  • Devin Hines

    wow super ignorant and sad please get in touch with sanity bro

  • Frances Adams

    Hi, I have read your problem,, I have the same thing here at my home. the BUMS next door to me are cooking meth and it is very bad , gives me head aches , dizzy, heart rate speeds up, gets very shaky, even through up … When they discovered I knew they have been giving me HELL with harassment sometimes all night long.. I have had to leave and stay in motel when it starts at night, I just cant take it… BUT… I have called local PD.. I get nothing… many times I have called…Then I called DEA they done SLED check.. of course in the daytime…lol … Couple days after that they hauled off truck loads of black garbage bags to the trash… things got some better but not much.. my home is paid for I am age to retire and cant afford to move but I am trying… SOMETIMES I THINK THE……PD….. and these BUMS are buddies ….. because they done ZERO about this … I am looking to move soon as I find something I can afford,,,, it just not worth it living beside all this….

  • That made no sense, but I am not surprised.

  • Funny, it’s super ignorant and sad to try drugs the first time.

  • Mady

    I think I live by a meth lab but there are so many tweakers in the neighborhood that it is hard to pin down the exact house. I smell this awful odor so often that it is making me crazy. My daughter and her husband stayed with me at Christmas and my son-in-law was at my house the most because we were shopping. He said he had a bad headache and he never gets them. The smell let up and was not as strong yesterday and here again it’s starting to smell strong. I guess they need a batch for New Years. I go outside to see if I can smell it but I can’t. Am I wrong, I don’t think so! I am like the guy that posted,,,,,,I hope they all smoke up and die already!

  • KCasus

    Sick ass weak minded people are what these addicts are.

  • bob

    if some one in apt. bldg. can a person get hooked on these drugs by smelling them strong oddrs from below me.

  • bob

    hope they over dose as well who is going to take care of the children another junky .?