"It's nasty stuff," said Joel Reece, a group supervisor for the DEA.Reece
still has chemical smells on boots he
wore 10 years ago when he
raided labs in Texas.
The labs are treated as hazardous waste sites and only DEA-certified law officers can enter them.The DEA
also oversees the cleanup of all labs, and only contractors approved by the Environmental Protection Agency
can clean them up.Even a small cleanup costs several thousand dollars.
Goal is to halt drug