Methamphetamine Remediation on a Stolen Vehicle

by | Jul 1, 2020 | Auto Decontamination, Juvenaire News

While conducting methamphetamine remediation on a stolen vehicle, our trained technicians will look for any sharps or evidence. In fact, the first step of the decontamination procedure is to complete a sharps sweep within the vehicle.

This allows us to safely clean the car and to remove any biohazards for future car occupants. Sharps pose a health threat as needles or syringes left in the vehicle could transmit HIV and Hepatitis if someone accidentally gets jabbed with an infected sharp edge. 

Methamphetamine remediation on a stolen vehicle is a lengthy process. After conducting a sharps sweep, technicians conduct surface drug tests over the vehicle. This is to confirm the presence of suspected meth residue in the vehicle’s interior. Samples are sent to a specialty lab for confirmation of residue and if its above Australian safety guidelines (0.5 micrograms/100cm2).

Even smoking meth can lead to high concentrations of harmful residue that can become a health hazard for vehicle occupants. Therefore, it is important to follow correct procedures and use specialty cleaning agents to effectively reduce harmful contaminants.

The Remediation Process

A project manager supervises the decontamination process to ensure all processes are correctly carried out. Following a sharps sweep, technicians remove fingerprint dust from the doors and the interior using specialised equipment and cleaning agents. 

Often with vehicle theft, the police forensics team usually dusts the vehicle with fingerprint dust.

The particles are so minute, they can get lodged in the paint work of a vehicle. Juvenaire’s technicians successfully remove all fingerprint dust residue from the exterior and interior of the vehicle to avoid any further damage or permanent residue stains. 

The team also removes soft furnishing such as seats and carpet to clean any drug residue in the vehicle. Post mediation, Juvenaire retest the vehicle for meth remnants by sending samples to a specialty lab.

Once the report shows the vehicle is safe for human use, we issue a clearance certificate. We also do a complete detail of the vehicle, to return the vehicle in mint condition to the owner. 

Read more about our Auto-decon services here.

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