Detective Shares Tips to Detect Meth Use


Seemingly innocent items like plastic baggies and aluminum foil may actually be signs someone is using methamphetamine. Detective Dave Combs with the Knox Police Department says sandwich baggies with missing corners raise his suspicions, as meth is typically carried in the corner of a sandwich bag. Combs says meth users also carry pieces of aluminum foil. They fold it and put meth on it, then heat the bottom with a lighter and smoke it through a hollow ink pen. He adds 90 percent of methamphetamine used in this area is smoked.

Combs encourages anyone who suspects a loved one is using methamphetamine to get them help to overcome their addiction.