A Lawrence County deputy on routine patrol discovered discarded chemicals and other components of a meth lab along Farm Road 2170, about one-fourth of a mile west of Highway M.
This is the first meth lab trash site discovered in Lawrence County for 2012.
Leftover chemicals and debris from a meth lab can be extremely toxic and present a threat to the public. If handled improperly, these chemicals can cause burns to the skin and result in respiratory problems caused by inhaling the fumes. Meth lab remnants are defined as hazardous materials and must be properly disposed of by specialized crews trained to handle toxic waste.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is asking members of the public to report suspected meth lab remnants by calling 417-466-2131 or 888-635-8477 toll-free. All calls are confidential.