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Clandestine Labs and Forms of Methamphetamine
Clandestine Drug Labs:
What are Clandestine Labs

A clandestine lab is used primarily for manufacturing illicit drugs.  Drugs such as MA, amphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), methcathinone, PCP, LSD, and fentanyl are often produced illicitly in clandestine labs.  This stated, most clandestine labs in the U.S. specifically produce MA.[1]  The information in the next sections is specific to these labs.



  • (1) Scott MS. Clandestine Drug Labs. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice; 2002 Mar 19. Report No.: 16.