Your Propane Cylinder May Have Been Used in a Meth Lab!
It has come to the attention of the National Propane Gas Association that propane cylinders are being used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines. This drug is commonly referred to as “crank”. Manufacturers of this illegal substance are using propane cylinders for the storage and the use of anhydrous ammonia. These cylinders have been found in many states at cylinder exchange and refilling locations as well as in hotel rooms and mobile laboratories, where the manufacturing of this illegal substance takes place.
A blue-green stain on any brass portion of a service valve is evidence that it may have been in contact with anhydrous ammonia. The pungent odor of ammonia on or near the cylinder is also an indication. If you suspect that a propane cylinder contains or has contained anhydrous ammonia, exercise extreme caution and restrict access to the area. For more information go to the National Propane Gas Association Safety Bulletin.