Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory
Authorized Central Storage Training
“Train the Trainer” Course

On March 29, 2012, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) signed an Authorized Central Storage Program Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). As a condition of FDLE’s participation in the DEA Central Storage Program, FDLE “entered into separate Agreements with local law enforcement agencies in order for such agencies to participate in this Authorized Central Storage Program.” In anticipation of this program coming online it is necessary that law enforcement officers throughout the state are properly trained to identify and mitigate clandestine methamphetamine laboratories.

The ACS program prepares certified Clan Lab responders with the knowledge to safely segregate, separate and over-pack the hazardous waste which are found in a clandestine laboratory and transport to the containers for temporary storage.

The training itself is free; however, those outside the Charlotte County area are responsible for transportation, Per Diem, and lodging. Furthermore, by participating in this training all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be disseminated to those who successfully complete the training. This training will be hosted by DEA and FDLE’s Fort Myers Regional Operation Center:

March 12-14, 2013 
Training Location:
Public Safety Building
26571 Airport Road
Punta Gorda, FL., 33982


Local Contact:

Sergeant J.W. Vanande

(941) 769-0936 (C)

(941) 833-6304 (W)

Those law enforcement officers interested and who are currently Clan Lab Certified should contact Inspector Leisha Fordham or (850) 410-7084 for coordination or further questions.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at (850) 410-7645. Approval Authority: Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bob LeFiles, (850) 410-8362

Clan Lab Training Flyer
Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Fusion Center
Contact information: Special Agent Supervisor David Gross, (850) 410-8389 or
Inspector Leisha Fordham, (850) 410-7084