Regional
11:48 am
Mon January 30, 2006

New Chemical To Fight Meth

Frankfort, KY – The war on crime, especially the effort to shut down meth labs, is getting a boost from an additive that creates a pink stain when anhydrous ammonia is released into the air.
Glotell is an organic additive patented by Royster-Clark that turns materials into a flourescent pink that isn't easily washed off. It can be seen under ultraviolet light in minute amounts for more than a week.
Store managers say ammonia with the additive is not being stolen like the old kind. Meth makers who use anhydrous containing Glotell find the pink remains through the cooking process, staining the equipment and the skin of those in contact with the drug.