Illicit Drug Residue Testing

ChemCentre offers testing and advisory services to the general community and local government authorities regarding the clean-up and remediation of clandestine laboratory and illicit drug contaminated sites.

ChemCentre is a leading authority on clandestine drug laboratory site risk assessment and remediation, and works closely with WA Police to identify, dismantle and analyse clandestine dug laboratories. 

Clandestine drug laboratories are illegal operations where drugs are manufactured. Many of the chemicals involved in the manufacturing process are toxic, dangerous, highly flammable or explosive.

Not only are there chemical hazards related to the drugs manufactured, there are also chemical risks to occupants and neighbours during the manufacturing process.

Even after the removal of a clandestine laboratory, chemicals may remain on surfaces and furnishings. These residual chemical hazards mean the site continues to pose a health and environmental threat. The presence of clandestine laboratory residues inside a dwelling may result in the property being deemed unfit for human habitation.

Clandestine laboratory sites are treated as contaminated sites, posing potential health, financial and legal risks to inhabitants, property owners and managers. More information can be found on the WA Health website

Concerned about illicit drug contamination on your property?

Are you concerned that your property has been contaminied by a clandestine laboratory or illicit drug activity? Please review the Government of Western Australia Department of Health website and the Illegal Drug Activity in Homes: Managing Risk guidelines for an explanation of the health risks and your legal responsibilities.

ChemCentre offers testing and advisory services to the general community and local government authorities regarding the clean-up and remediation of clandestine laboratory and illicit drug contaminated sites, however, please note that the only agency authorised to verify and approve the remediation of a property used for a clandestine laboratory is the relevant local government. We recommend that you contact your local Government Environmental Health Officer prior to undertaking any sampling, swabbing or remediation of a property.

 

Contaminated site testing and clean-up

ChemCentre offers testing and advisory services to the general community and local government authorities regarding the clean-up and remediation of clandestine laboratory and illicit drug contaminated sites. Our llicit Drug Residue Sampling and Analysis Kits can be used identify and define levels of illicit drugs present on surfaces and/or confirm appropriate remediation has been completed.

ChemCentre is a statutory authority for the Western Australia Government, is NATA accredited for forensic drug analysis and licensed to handle illicit drugs, additionally we are a recommended laboratory by Clandestine Drug Remediation Guidelines, set by the Australian Government.

The size and nature of a clandestine laboratory can vary dramatically, so every site will be different. We therefore recommend that you seek advice from your local Government Environmental Health Officer about the number of samples to take and the areas to collect the samples from, prior to purchasing the sampling kits.

Sampling and analysis kits can be purchased from ChemCentre, these kits include swabs, gloves, packaging, labels and instructions to correctly swab an area. The kits also include a postage pack enabling the swabs to be returned directly to ChemCentre for analysis.

ChemCentre’s specialist drug chemists will undertake a comprehensive analysis of samples collected from a clandestine laboratory site for methylamphetamine, ephedrine/pseudoephedrine, MDMA and other illicit drug or precursor residues in attempted illegal drug manufacture. 

We will provide you with a full report outlining the results of our analysis to assist you with the clean-up of a contaminated site.

Contact us now to purchase a sampling kit and discuss your testing requirements.

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Postal address

ChemCentre
PO Box 1250
BENTLEY DC WA 6983

t: (08) 9422 9800
f: (08) 9422 9801
e: enquiries@chemcentre.wa.gov.au

ABN : 40 991 885 705

Street address

ChemCentre
Resources and Chemistry Precinct
Corner Manning Road and Townsing Drive
Bentley WA 6102

Reception: Level 2, South Wing, Building 500.

Deliveries: Ground floor - use Conlon Street entrance

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