Shake and Bake Meth is newly popular with media, but growing up in Michigan where Meth is an epidemic, this is old news to me. Shake and Bake Meth is the easiest and possibly most dangerous way of making meth. Using the one-pot meth method means that meth cooks can make meth in one sealed container which is generally flipped upside-down to cause the reaction needed to turn several toxic ingredients into meth. This method generally produces meth in smaller quantity, but doesn’t make it any less dangerous.
The chemical reaction going on inside the container (which can be anything from a Coleman fuel can to a soda bottle) causes an extremely high amount of pressure to build up within the container after being shaken; this method can cause a pretty large explosion. In fact, just the other day, a man died from making meth this way.
The biggest danger in relation to the Shake and Bake Meth method is the fact that it is fast and portable. So much so, that it is most common to find people using this method to make meth in their car. Generally they drive around while the meth is being baked to release the fumes and when the process is over, about 45 minutes later, they simply toss the used container filled with toxic chemical residue out of the window. Aside from the environmental impact this has, it also poses a hazard to animals, and children who may find the container along the road.
The remnants of the chemicals that remain in the container are generally muddy brown in color. If you a container used in making meth by this method contact authorities. Shake and bakd meth labs are a mobile ticking time bomb. If you come accross a discarded container used in one-pot meth making do not touch it – contact the police department to discard it, as they will likely need to have a haz-mat team clean up the mess left behind.