Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination

Meth contamination found in two Colorado libraries in one month
Parts of 4 kilograms confiscated crystal meth drug is displayed to journalists during a press conference at the German federal police headquarters in Wiesbaden, western Germany, on November 13, 2014 after German and Czech polices arrested 15 people in crystal meth raids in and near the German eastern city of Leipzig early and in Prague. The chief suspect was a 32-year-old German chemicals and pharmaceuticals trader, who had ordered the manufacture of the precursor in another European country for use in Czech drug labs, police said in a statement.
AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND        (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Officials in the Denver suburb of Englewood shut down the city library to clean up methamphetamine contamination.
  • Contamination in the library’s restrooms exceeded state thresholds, while lower levels of contamination were found in other spaces, such as on countertops.
  • The college town of Boulder also closed its main library after discovering meth contamination.

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