Meth Mix-Up: Man Who Turned In Evidence Finds Home On Lab Registry

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A Des Moines man who found and turned in drug-making equipment is now fighting to get his home address removed from a registry of meth labs.

Paul Valin was astonished to learn his 100-year-old home is on the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Clandestine Laboratory Register.

Police removed meth-making products from his home several years ago after Valin, an avid kayaker, spotted a backpack floating along the Des Moines River. He brought the pack home, opened it and found "tubes and cans of fluid."

Valin worries he could have trouble selling his house if it's not removed from the list. A DEA spokesman says the agency will look into the case and determine if Valin's address should be removed.

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