A weapon may have been found to help fight the anti-methamphetamine battle thanks to work down by a fertilizer industry meth task force.
The solution is the GloTell, and it comes in the form of a dye that deters criminals by leaving a fluorescent pink stain on the skin under ultraviolet light for up to 72 hours.
The additive is added before growers receive ammonia, one of the basic ingredients used for the drug making. GloTell also serves as a leak detector because it stains the valves, pips and fittings when leaks occur.
According to an article in the Ag Retailers Association newsletter, the product will be available exclusively from Roster-Clark after Sept. 1, 2004.