North Metro Task Force The North Metro Task Force raided this Adams County meth lab in early 2002, finding an eight-year-old boy living in conditions so squalid the only place left to make the meth was on a bed. The police arrested the boy's family and gave the child to a passerby.
North Metro Task Force When North Metro Task Force found this fourteen-month-old baby living in a Thornton meth lab in April 2002, police commander Lori Moriarty realized she was witnessing child abuse.
North Metro Task Force SWAT officers wearing respirators carried the nearly-naked baby out of the Thornton lab, where meth was kept in a toy box and unfinished product hidden in baby bottles.
North Metro Task Force North Metro Task Force officers preparing to raid a meth lab in October 2002 spotted this five-year-old boy watching from the house's porch. They thought he was on the lookout for cops.
North Metro Task Force When they removed the boy from the lab, police discovered he wasn't doing surveillance. He was looking for the school bus so he could go to his Halloween party.
North Metro Task Force The boy offered to draw for the police how his mother "makes oil." He illustrated a meth lab.
The boy also helped Moriarty and her team track down his nine-month-old sister, who was staying with a family friend.
North Metro Task Force When SWAT officers raided an Adams County meth lab in the fall of 2002, they found this young girl at the door.
North Metro Task Force Detectives found meth stored in the headboard of the young girl's bed.
North Metro Task Force Dangerous chemicals found in a Colorado Springs meth lab.
North Metro Task Force A home kitchen that has been converted into a meth lab.
North Metro Task Force Housekeepers discovered that this Westminster motel room was being used as a meth lab.
North Metro Task Force After being exposed to the drug-making process, this toxic teddy bear was found to be thoroughly saturated with meth.
You Do The Meth
Police raids bust up drug labs. But they also bust up families. Read the feature story here.