Meth, Utah, and the Nation
Although amphetamines have been used for well over a century by pilots in war and others needing to remain alert, meth manufacturing and use in the United States started in the 1950s and 1960s. At first, meth was a drug for outlaw motorcycle gangs in western states such as California, Oregon, and Washington. In more recent years, trends have shown meth starting to sweep across the Midwest and Southwestern states.
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Utah currently gets most of its meth from Mexico, California, the Southwest, and Pacific Northwest.
Utah standards for meth decontamination are similar to surrounding states, but not all states have standards available. Utah is one of several of the front runners in setting methamphetamine decontamination standards and seeking out research.
The National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws has compared legislation in all states currently active in meth regulation. For a comparison of of all legislation passed nation-wide regarding meth contamination, click HERE. For additional resources on what other states are doing click HERE.
Click Here for a chart comparing all standards for all 50 states.
Below is a list of several states and their supporting documentation: