(KSDK) - A state lawmaker wants to equip teachers or daycare workers with a better awareness of the presence of methamphetamines. 'Everybody's probably smelled marijuana or heard it, or smelled it if they were even at a concert. But methamphetamine has a very distinct smell that smells like cat urine.' 

So Michael McAuliffe has won house approval to provide certain professionals with scratch and sniff cards so they can compare a meth smell with unusual odors they might detect on the clothing, hair, or skin of their students, indicating the child had been exposed to the drug's production or use.

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Should teachers and day-care workers always have these meth `scratch and sniff` cards handy, to help find children that may be living in meth-producing houses?
(KSDK) - A state lawmaker wants to equip teachers or daycare workers with a better awareness of the presence of methamphetamines. `Everybody`s probably smelled marijuana or heard it, or smelled it if they were even at a concert. But methamphetamine has a very distinct smell that smells like cat urine.`

So Michael McAuliffe has won house approval to provide certain professionals with scratch and sniff cards so they can compare a meth smell with unusual odors they might detect on the clothing, hair, or skin of their students, indicating the child had been exposed to the drug`s production or use.

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17 yrs ago - Thursday 4/28/05 - 3:53:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thats interesting, if it works, use it
17 yrs ago - Thursday 4/28/05 - 3:58:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow thats different. If it works I say use them... poor kids livin in meth houses.
17 yrs ago - Thursday 4/28/05 - 4:01:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Rather interesting idea ... I don't see any harm in them, so I see no need to not use them, especially if it means you could be protecting the welfare of that child.
17 yrs ago - Thursday 4/28/05 - 4:09:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Good idea... but I'd hope search warrants would be based on more than just a second-hand smell test.
17 yrs ago - Thursday 4/28/05 - 4:10:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
What? Never heard of this..I guess it's a good idea, but if meth smells like cat piss, what if they just have a lot of cats? Couldn't they get into trouble for assuming they live in a meth lab?
17 yrs ago - Thursday 4/28/05 - 4:12:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Guess they could ask the kid if mommy or daddy ever tokes it up....a yes might be sure sign that they're livin' in a drug house.
17 yrs ago - Thursday 5/19/05 - 11:09:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. i dont think thats good. teachers are to nosey any way. and what to they like sniff the card then sniff the child? thats rediculious!
17 yrs ago - Thursday 5/19/05 - 11:31:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I think this is a good idea.
17 yrs ago - Thursday 5/19/05 - 11:33:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
they shouldn't sniff the children... but if they know the child has a meth like smell, it makes some sense.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 7/29/05 - 10:32:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm a huge advocate of making all drugs legal but manufacturing meth at home is so dangerous and unhealthy. No body should do it. Meth should be procuced in plant where it can be made safely and produce a product that is pure.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 11:09:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they're being brought up in a drug house, chances are they aren't the best of looked after kids, and maybe the teachers should recognise where a child may be getting neglected or seems withdrawn, and the authorities can take over from there.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 11:11:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Everybody's probably smelled marijuana or heard it,"

Heard it? What exactly does marijuana sound like...?

Here's my question, though, if it smells like cat urine, how can they tell the difference between a kid from a house where meth is being produced and a kid from a house with a lot of cats? Though, I suppose if they smelled like cat urine the cats aren't being taken care of properly anyway so they're probably breaking some law at any rate...




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