The Geography of Methamphetamine Manufacture in New Zealand Between 2004 and 2009

A V Howell, D A L Newcombe, D J Exeter
2017 Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice  
Methamphetamine can be manufactured with relative ease in houses, barns, motel rooms, and the boots of cars using common household products, automotive supplies, fertilizers, and cold medications containing pseudoephedrine. However, cooking methamphetamine is potentially dangerous as it involves caustic chemicals, toxic gases, and volatile reactions, with severe health repercussions. Those who cook the drug are also moderate to heavy users. Those who are likely to be users differ across
more » ... ies but research tells us that the predictors of methamphetamine use differ substantially from those of other types of drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, and heroin, suggesting a strong ecological or 'risk environment' component to methamphetamine use patterns.
doi:10.1093/police/pax013 fatcat:tuh4cbbjevci3k7wligidyjmeq