Shake N' Bake Meth

By: Chris Sutter Email
By: Chris Sutter Email

The Shake N' Bake name has entered a whole new realm of popularity with the wrong kind of people.

"I would say about 85% of our labs so far this year have been the one pot or Shake N' Bake method," Lt. Tony Saucedo of MSP explains.

He calls it a shortcut to the normal meth recipe, which no longer requires an abundance of the ingredients found in cold medicines.

"Instead of using anhydrous ammonia, they're using items such as ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate," he says.

Those are chemicals you can find in standard cold packs. Ad a two liter bottle to the equation and you have a meth lab on wheels that is downright dangerous and police worry it won't go away.

"You can't restrict everything because again they (the ingredients in meth) all have legitimate uses," Saucedo says.

He adds it could also put every driver and pedestrian in danger because meth users often times get rid of the bottle by throwing it out the window.

"We're finding them in ditches, we're finding them in people's yards, we've found stuff in dumpsters," he says.

Sending toxins in the air, and in some cases even starting fires on impact.

So, Shake N' Bake meth remains the latest way for addicts to get their fix-- while playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with MSP that police worry won't end anytime soon.


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