But, on July 7th in Bossier City there was a different kind of meth lab bust.
"It is the most dangerous way to make meth," says Erin Habich with Bossier Sheriff's Office.
She's talking about a shake and bake Lab.
"It can cause flash fires and all kinds of explosions; especially if you're shaking something in your hands and it's close to your body, it's gonna explode and it's gonna catch you on fire," Habich tells NBC 6 reporter Kerry Charles.
The Bossier Sheriff's Office says a man was cooking meth while driving. Had it not been for an explosion people driving by may not have noticed the crime being committed.
"You could carry these things around in a backpack and no one would ever know you had them."
One of the big problems with shake and bake labs is how portable they are. Those who usually make this type of lab take home cleaning products, mix them in containers with prescription medicines. The mix and and constant shake can cause an explosion.
"It's also easier to make because it takes a smaller quantity of the drug and the chemical to make it," says Habich.
Methamphetamine is an addictive and potentially lethal drug. Since 2008 there have been nearly 20 busts in the Shreveport-Bossier area. A number of those were shake and bake labs.
"We've seen kinda the resurgence of it since the 2005 legislature where they said you can only by a certain amount of [over- the-counter drugs] at a time.
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