MORE METH-LAB CHEMICALS AND TRASH DISCARDED IN LAWRENCE COUNTY
3 METH-LAB TRASH SITES IN 4 DAYS
1-29-2012 Sunday afternoon, a Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputy on patrol discovers chemicals and other items that had been used in a meth-lab. The discarded chemicals and lab trash were found discarded in a dry creek bed that crosses under Lawrence 2040 approximately ½ mile east of State Highway UU.
1-31-2012, Monday afternoon, Deputies respond to a citizen’s discovery of chemicals and other items used in a meth-lab. The discarded chemicals and meth-lab trash were discovered on private property along Law 1165 appx.1 mile south of Law 2035.
2-1-2012 Tuesday afternoon, Deputies respond to a citizen’s discovery of a chemical generator that is used in the meth crystallization process. The chemicals that were found in the discarded containers are toxic.
The left-over litter of a meth-lab can be extremely toxic and poses a threat to the public. If handled improperly, the discarded chemicals can cause burns to the skin and cause inhalation problems. The toxic meth-lab remnants are defined as hazardous material. Specialized cleanup crews are called in to safely remove and dispose of the toxic garbage. Lawrence County Sheriff personnel were called to these sites to oversee the clean-up and disposal of the discovered Haz-Mat material.
The public is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office if you suspect discarded trash could be a meth-lab or the remnants of one.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has a toll free number of
1-888-635-8477 (TIPS) through the Barry-Lawrence Crime-stoppers or
through email at www.lawrencecosheriff.com. All callers can remain