A buy-to-let landlord has been left in a state of shock after discovering what appears to be a ‘deconstructed meth lab’ in his house in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, left behind by a former tenant.
The house, located less than five miles from Nottingham city centre, has now been cordoned off by police.
A spokesman for the force said a landlord reported that a previous tenant had left behind a number of bottled chemicals, including an unknown liquid, as part of the meth lab, which is used to make methamphetamine, an addictive drug that can be sold as crystals, pills or powder.
Police have launched an investigation, but no arrests have yet been made.
Chief Constable for Nottinghamshire Police, Craig Guildford, said it is “not very often” his officers come across meth labs.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “I think this is the first one we have found this year. We come across a lot of cannabis grows but in terms of meth labs that is something relatively rare as a force.
“At the moment, I have not had it confirmed it is that.
“I do not think there is a massive market for it, but if you look at evidence in America we do not want to be in that situation.
“It is good that we have come across it and that we are investigating it, if it does turn out to be a meth lab.
“If something comes to the UK it usually starts in London and then spreads.”