Drugs such as meth, heroin, and fentanyl continue to be an issue in Colorado as well as the rest of the country.

30.8% of all drug-related federal offenses are directly linked to methamphetamine in Colorado.

Most of the methamphetamine that is consumed in Colorado is from Mexico, California, or Arizona, but more meth is being produced right here in Colorado.

DEA Unveils New Data

It is a growing problem. The DEA is cracking down on the issue and they have unveiled where illegal meth labs are located across the nation.

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Here are all of the drug labs that Colorado law enforcement found in the past year.

The DEA cracked down on these locations due to chemicals being found.

...where law enforcement agencies reportedly found chemicals or other items, indicating the presence of either clandestine drug laboratories or dumpsites.

Drug Lab in Lakewood

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The first lab found last year was in Lakewood. This lab was on Wadsworth Boulevard by Big Daddy's Pizza and Bar as well as a Kubota Dealer.

The meth lab was a 13-minute drive from Coors Field.

  • Location: 846 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80214
  • Date of Incident: March 14, 2023.

Lab in Westminster

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The second clandestine drug lab is also in Jefferson County. This lab is in a residential neighborhood in Westminster.

  • Location: 10780 W 102nd Pl, Westminster, CO 80021
  • Date of Incident: October 20, 2023.

Grand Junction

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This lab was found in Grand Junction on Orchard Ave. The lab was found a block away from the Bethel Assembly of God, according to the map.

The DEA did not report the date of the incident, but they did provide a map with the exact location.

You can look at the full map and the results here.

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