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The Ohio House has approved a bill requiring that homeowners selling their houses disclose upfront whether the property was ever used as a drug lab. Full Story

Since: Jul 09

Marion

#1 May 20, 2010
Forgive me for my meth ignorance but..

Is it me...or is this worthless legislation?

What meth-head is going disclose they brewing meth openly?

How will houses and vehicles be tested?

What happens if I have bought one of these vehicles unknowingly, try to sell it, and then whatever test for meth comes up positive? Do I (as the non-guilty party) get in trouble and am I stuck with car/house labeled negatively that I had no control over?
mike

Columbus, OH

#2 May 20, 2010
Oh, I am sure this is a huge problem, affecting thousands,perhaps millions of Ohioans. When will our legislature do somthing meaningful aobut the mess this State is in?
goatboy

Columbus, OH

#4 May 20, 2010
Actually this is brilliant, but not quite complete. They need to add a rider requiring drug dealers to register with the state. That way the can require them to have a license and pay taxes. Mayor Coleman, are you listening? Here's another source of revenue!
billybombo

Grove City, OH

#5 May 20, 2010
Perhaps a little background as to the hazards of owning a former meth lab.
NE side Mike

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 May 20, 2010
For Sale: Mobile home in Dublin overlooking golf course, used to be three bedrooms and two bathrooms but now a meth lab...$1.2 million including furnishings. Price negotiable as business forces relocation to Lusasville. Only non-smokers please!
hey

Columbus, OH

#7 May 20, 2010
NE side Mike wrote:
For Sale: Mobile home in Dublin overlooking golf course, used to be three bedrooms and two bathrooms but now a meth lab...$1.2 million including furnishings. Price negotiable as business forces relocation to Lusasville. Only non-smokers please!
funny :-)
Liberty

Columbus, OH

#8 May 20, 2010
I say it is up to the buyer to do his homework......maybe try homefax.com ....not only will you know if it was once a meth lab...but also if it was ever under water.
No more laws please.....we already have too many criminals.
Nick

Columbus, OH

#9 May 20, 2010
Another typically absurd waste of time and taxpayers money by our booger-picking government. Why doesn't someone send those dorks a case of Ex-Lax; we know what they eat, perhaps a good laxative might pop the proverbial cork and the jerks would just disappear.
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#10 May 20, 2010
Glad to see the Dems move from healthcare to something equally ignorant. I mean, seriously, unless a place got busted, what criminal in their right mind is going to disclose that information? What if you own a vacant dump in Columbus and the dealers are cooking away in there for months, then move on and don't leave their "lab equipment" behind?

With all of the other problems this state and country are facing - is this REALLY worth the time to worry about? And to the Dispatch - this reporting stunk. If they aren't currently brewing it up in a house and you walk in, what dangers remain? A little depth to the info provided might have helped make at least a LITTLE sense of this waste of time by our elected representatives, and thus, taxpayer dollars, which there seems to be a severe shortage of (in the eyes of those elected, at least).

Hey, I hear Mary Jo Kilroy might have about a third of a million to donate from Washington if she quits mail and phone spamming!!
knowbettadenu2

Columbus, OH

#11 May 20, 2010
r u all serious. They will only apply this law when there is a drug bust. No one expects the meth dealers to ante up info about where they do business. And, unfortuantley, some have done their brewing in other places besides a home (cars, vans, boats, etc.) The law will only apply after the dealers have been busted. It is a known fact that the chemicals used to make meth are hazerdous to our health and that they linger in the walls, carpets, and floors of the meth lab.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#12 May 20, 2010
Nick wrote:
Another typically absurd waste of time and taxpayers money by our booger-picking government. Why doesn't someone send those dorks a case of Ex-Lax; we know what they eat, perhaps a good laxative might pop the proverbial cork and the jerks would just disappear.
Why, instead of just suggesting it, don't YOU actually do it. Spout off all you want with your insane ideas, they don't mean anything until you actually do them. It's a great plan--I mean, everyone knows that you take ex-lax and then you disappear. I pop 'em all the time when my wife is looking for me to mow the lawn or do the dishes...
sulee

Galloway, OH

#13 May 21, 2010
This is one of the dumbest ideas ever.

Like... Sure man, I used my house as a meth lab, made me a bunch of money doing it, too. Want a hit?

Think anybody's going to admit this?

And if somebody would happen to admit it, think they might be arrested?

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