Clandestine laboratory (Clan Lab) is a term most often used to describe methamphetamine labs. However, this term could be used to describe any secret laboratory used to manufacture controlled substances. There are various methods in which individuals will manufacture controlled substances. Chemists at the lab analyze suspected clan labs to identify the chemicals and substances contained within it. By identifying the various chemicals and substances, the chemist and investigator can determine what was being manufactured and by which method. The findings are then presented in court.
The state lab currently has 5 chemists trained in the identification and analysis of clandestine laboratory samples.