The one-bedroom apartment at 623 1/2 Simms St. in Charleston, which sits behind two homes on the city’s West Side, was condemned after a meth lab was found there last June.
An employee at Simon Environmental pulls a garbage bag through a window at 623 1/2 Simms St. in Charleston. Because methamphetamine labs create hazardous conditions, the entire contents of a meth-positive space must be disposed of.
A car seat is turned over outside Room 217 at the Economy Inn in Nitro. An 18-month-old boy was found in the room where officers arrested two women for cooking meth.
Sgt. L.S. Dietz -- a Kanawha County meth lab technician for nine years -- said there's nothing that smells like meth. "It's just a unique odor."
Alan McClanahan, of Simon Environmental, picks up a bag of contaminated trash from 623 1/2 Simms St. in Charleston.
Simon Environmental spent several days from July through November cleaning and decontaminating the apartment at 6231/2 Simms St. on Charleston's West Side.
Rachel Molenda Rooms were condemned at the Economy Inn in Nitro after two women were arrested for cooking meth in November.
"The officers that are there are automatically exposed to the chemicals that are there," said Sgt. Sean Snuffer of deputy response to meth tips.
Mike McCown, owner of My Space Mini Storage in Cross Lanes explains how he found a meth lab in one of his storage units.
A crew from Simon Environmental piles bags of contaminated items in a dump truck.
James Gross lives with his brother in the first-floor apartment at 6231/2 Simms St. He said he'd like to move, but has no place else to go.