Missoula YMCA test results find meth residue in building, classrooms clean

Test results at the Missoula Family YMCA found methamphetamine residue in portions of the facility, though the classrooms came back clean, the organization said Friday.

Heather Foster, the interim executive director, said Water Rights, Inc., found meth residue in eight areas of the Learning Center, though nothing turned up in the classrooms.

Foster said the YMCA will enlist a licensed meth contractor to clean the entire facility, including the areas that came back clean. The Learning Center will them be retested, recertified, and reinspected by the health department.

Foster said the process will take roughly 30 days.

“We want to thank our Learning Center families, our YMCA members, and all of Missoula for their outpouring of support and understanding,” Foster said in a statement. “Though this has been a devastating time, we have been overwhelmed by support and love from so many.”

The Learning Center closed earlier this week after an employee was suspected of using methamphetamine. Autumn Sienna Heinz, 30, faces several felony charges in the case.