Toxic Remnants Found
METH-LAB CHEMICALS AND TRASH DISCARDED ALONG COUNTY ROAD
On Friday afternoon, 1-6-2012, a Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputy on routine patrol discovers chemicals and other items that had been used in a meth-lab. The discarded chemicals and lab trash were found along the roadway nea rLawrence 2170, ¼ mile west of State Highway M.
This is the first meth-lab trash site found for the year. Several meth-lab trash sites were found and cleaned up in 2011 by Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office personnel.
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.
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.