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Stolen vehicles are a problem that practically every city in Colorado deals with.
Sometimes the vehicles are recovered damaged at the end of a high-speed chase. Sometimes they are found abandoned.
And sometimes a person's car is recovered with seemingly no harm done to it at all.
But even if physical damage isn't visible, police are warning owners to get their vehicles checked for possible drug residue and then have them professionally cleaned.
"Most of the time a car is stolen it is by someone who has a drug habit or is involved in that underworld. That's just the type of people who steal cars.
"They will take the car and they will use it for their illegal activities, committing crimes. And sometimes they will live in the car for a period of time, and that means they are using drugs in the car. You're risking exposure after you get your car back. You need to get it cleaned,"
"The police dept is not a cleaning service. Unfortunately, you're going to get the car back in the condition they find it.
Your responsibility will be to clean that car.
The police departments also do not test vehicles after they are recovered for levels of drug residue.
Based on the current heroin epidemic facing America, he said there's a good chance that whoever steals a car will also smoke heroin or methamphetamine while using it.
"We do have a drug problem. These drug users commit more crimes to fuel their habit. And part of that is using the drugs. And if they have your car, they'll do it in your car.
Vapor from methamphetamine, for example, can cling to surfaces and form into crystals, experts say. Those who come in contact with such surfaces could ingest the meth through their skin or other ways.
When a stolen car is recovered and returned to an owner, We suggests the owner first, while wearing a pair of gloves, give the car a good visual inspection to make sure police detectives haven't missed anything.
"Don't reach your hand into places you can't see"