Sick Meth Officers to Be Featured in MSNBC Special

Sick Meth Officers to Be Featured in MSNBC Special

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(KSL News) -- Some Utah police officers will be featured tonight in a special documentary.

The MSNBC Documentary "Wasteland: The Innocent Victims of Meth" explores the effects on children raised by drug addicted parents, families who buy homes that were used for meth labs, and the effects on officers who bust them.

Last May, our Debbie Dujanovic found dozens of Utah narcotics officers had been exposed to toxic chemicals in meth labs. Now many of them are sick and dying with a variety of ailments including asthma, heart attacks, cancer and more.

Charles Illsley, Former Narcotics Officer: “To give you an idea of how little attention was paid to safety, officers were taught to waft, where you hold a chemical container in front of your nose and with the other hand intentionally waft or wave chemical fumes into the nose so you could do a field test or form an opinion about what the contents were."

You can catch the special including our KSL investigation tonight on MSNBC at 7.

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