The Glynn County-Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team stumbled across two meth labs over the past week or so - one active and the other apparently idle for some time. Both were in the city of Brunswick, one on Player Street and the other on Hardee Avenue.
What makes their location significant is the fact that these labs, small operations actually, were located in areas surrounded by residences. They were nestled among the homes of individuals, families and children. And they manufactured the drug, obviously, without any real thought or concern for the health or safety of the many innocent lives around them.
One of the labs was found in a camper and the other in the cabin of a boat that was in someone's backyard.
They cooked methamphetamine, a mind-altering substance that has destroyed one too many children and adults in this community, and under our very noses, too. They managed to do it for a good while without being detected.
It's time to stop this greed-driven destruction of children and adults. It's time to put this human vermin - and that's if the term "human" even applies to those who would damage others purely for profit - in cages, where they belong for preying on the weak-minded. That's what prison cells are - cages.
Law-abiding citizens can help. They can, as we've often said before, by observing what goes on around them and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to city and county police as soon as possible. Don't wait a day or week before calling. Do it now, before someone gets hurt.
These labs would have a difficult time staying in business for any length of time on streets and in subdivisions where neighbors are a little bit nosy.
This is not tattletailing. It's protecting yourself, loved ones and others from lowlifes who think nothing of exposing others to danger and who hope to profit from the misery of others.