TN Contractor Indicted for Improper Cleanup of Meth Houses

TN Contractor Indicted for Improper Cleanup of Meth Houses

A west Tennessee contractor is facing federal fraud charges connected to the improper clean up of drug houses.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A west Tennessee contractor is facing federal fraud charges connected to the improper clean up of drug houses.

The man was hired to clean meth homes but he didn't have the proper license to verify the homes were no longer contaminated.

One of the homes is here in Shelby County. The homeowner didn't want to go on camera, but says he feels like he's been duped. He thought the contractor was legit and only discovered there was a problem when state and federal investigators contacted him.

Now he's out the money he paid the contractor, the home is still contaminated, and the neighbors are upset.

The house on Dromedary Drive is empty, the grass is overgrown, and it remains quarantined because of a meth bust that happened at the rental property earlier this year.

According to the indictment, the property owner hired Doug McCasland to clean the house. State law says all meth residue must be removed before it can be lived in again.

McCasland was not properly certified to sign off that the property had been cleaned and safe for human use.

The feds say McCasland signed off on homes in five west Tennessee counties, including the Memphis home.

Neighbors here are sick of living next to a contaminated home, and want it cleaned up properly.

The homeowner said the contractor charged much less than the others, which should have been a red flag.

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