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Emergency Phone Numbers

Crime Stoppers:

1800 333 000

Policelink:

131 444

Indicators of a drug lab

  • Items of a suspicious nature including improvised heating and cooling mechanisms
  • Other used materials (cold and flu packets, empty pseudoephedrine blister strips, gas cylinders or butane fuel cans, stained coffee filters, pH testers or test strips, water pumps) surrounding a property
  • An unusual chemical smell
  • Plastic containers (with or without chemical labels) at the premises
  • Laboratory glassware being carried into a premises or present at a premises
  • Fan or pump type noise coming from the premises
  • Residents never putting their rubbish out or burning their rubbish
  • Little or no traffic at a residence during the day but frequent traffic late at night or at odd hours
  • Windows blackened out or extra effort to ensure windows and doors are covered or reinforced
  • Evidence of unusual electrical work surrounding the premises
  • Noticeable hoses and pipes near windows or doors
  • Installation of extractor fans (especially in garages/sheds)
  • Recently rented premises where residents are rarely there
  • A new tenant willing to pay rent months in advance using only cash
  • New rental applicants who try to avoid background checks
  • Chemical/reaction waste (often carelessly disposed of).
Last updated 15/06/2012