This training telecast is designed to teach you how to recognize methamphetamine clan lab indicators, methamphetamine users and how to properly and safely respond when dealing with meth labs, producers and users.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clan lab indicators
  • Clan lab dangers
  • Proper clan lab response
  • Violence associated with methamphetamine users

Originally Aired: April 22, 2004


Jim Wingo

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Jim is presently a Sergeant with MSHP and has been assigned to the division of Drug and Crime Control as narcotics officer since 1989. Jim is also the clandestine lab training coordinator for the MSHP. He has been involved with the seizures and removal of over 300 clandestine methamphetamine labs.

In 1996, Jim assisted in the development of the MSHP curriculum on clandestine methamphetamine labs and has trained state and local LE officers, fire officials, prosecutors and judges around the country.

Sheldon J. Burkett

Supervisory Special Agent with the DEA based in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.

Burkett is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. After working for the FBI for two years after college, he joined the DEA. His current assignment is as a DEA group supervisor in the Ft. Lauderdale District Office where he runs the DEA’s meth program for southern Florida. Prior to that, Sheldon worked in the Tampa DEA District Office for 10 years and was also assigned to DEA Headquarters in Washington, DC in the Domestic Operations West Section and the Dangerous Drugs and Chemicals Section. Three of his years at DEA headquarters were spent running its meth program. He also worked as the clan lab coordinator for DEA in Florida in the Miami Field Division for 9 years.