At the Michigan Agri-Business Conference held at the Lansing Center, manufacturer Royster-Clark demonstrated Glo-Tell. They say the product additive to anhydrous ammonia, commonly used by farmers to help crops grow, will help identify methamphetamine criminals.
Meth users commonly steal the ammonia to make their highly addictive homemade version of speed. The product Glo-Tell, when added to the ammonia, stains the skin of a meth producer a shade of pink. The markings can remain visible for two days and the additive can make meth production more difficult and produce a poor end drug.
The Glo-Tell could add cost to farmers who wish to use ammonia with the product. A company spokesperson says some retailers selling the ammonia with additive plan to pass the cost on to farmers.