The law in The Netherlands doesn't say anything concerning a lab in your house, however, tehy will probably get aal the chems out of your house here because you didn't store tehm acording regulations.
On the dutch forum I heard a story that a guy's house was searched by the police after they were tipped by an aquintance of that guy. The police took everything, and the charges agianst him were that he could have made explosives with it. However, he won the case as the court based his findings only on the labels he had put on his chemicals, but they didn't actually check the content.
A week later they've searched his house again, took samples of everyhting, and they went to court again.
Now they put up against him that he wanted to make molotov coctails because he had a jerrycan of gasoline, some glass jars and some rags in his garage..
. I don't know the ending....
Though the defence agains this would be easy, just go and search every house in my street, and report what you find. I'd bet you will find enough chemicals to make a massive bonfire!
Here a story from Sciencemadness, currently the Gestape hunts down 700 people who ordered stuff from a chemocal supplier who did things illegal and got busted. Here is the story:
It's a long story, and a sad one.
Quite some time ago, there was an online chemical supplier with the nickname"chemonline" which was run by an individual, S.K.
It had a large selection of important base chemicals, like NaOH, KOH, H2SO4, HNO3, H2O2, lots of different salts , but also some otherwise hard to get solvents like methanol (very hard to get in germany), diethylether, chloroform and more. Also interesting chemicals like NaNO2.
Metal powders and various oxidisers (KNO3, KClO3...) were also in the sortiment, as well as red phosphorus.
The great thing about this shop were the prices. They were fantastically low (like 10$ for 250g red P), because he ordered everything in industrial quantities and repackaged it. It enabled people with a very limited budget, like young chemists still in school, to experiment with a variety of chemicals which would otherwise be unaccessible due to price and lack of companies who ship to individuals.
Amateur chemistry was flowering at these times.
Of course this shop was illegal (but only for S.K.!), and he also valued the security of his customers by not saving any information about the ordered chemicals.
Then he got busted. It was a sad day, and the end of easy and cheap access to chemicals.
Then now, more than a year after this incident (!!!), suddenly a lot of fellow chemists get their house searched because they ordered from there. The search warrants (normally quite hard to get for a police officer in germany) reason this with "suspicion that the individual is making pyrotechnical devices and mixtures without a licence".
The absolutely ridiculous thing about this is that the police knows NOTHING about which chems were ordered, and they still get a search warrant.
They just know the names of the ones who ordered there from his bank account where he received the money.
S.K. had about a thousand customers in entire germany, and ALL of them will get their house searched, (me too, it can likely be tomorrow).
No further suspicion, just the fact that they ordered "chemicals" now is enough for a search warrant.
The chemicals were always confiscated.
Sometimes, an expert for explosives accompanied the cops and looked at the chems. They have no idea what chemical experiments could be performed with them, they just know what explosives can be made with them. They get very excited when they see acetone, as it can be made into an explosive very easily.
And I thought that the situation in america was bad...
This sudden turning of the BRD into a police state was very shocking for us.
And there is absolutely no media coverage of those events, everything is happening undercover. We do not want to address the media, because we were terribly betrayed by them once before where they showed us as the bad guys.
We will do our best to defend us, we will write letters to the ministry of education and research and the chemical society, and we will try to sue the state lawyers which are responsible for this criminalization campaign, and the judges which give out search warrants no matter how far-fetched the reason is.
We'll have to see what we can do.
This story was written by Garage Chemist, in this thread:http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=4396