Uniontown police find evidence of a meth lab after someone reported suspicious trash on the road.
To the average motorist, it may have looked like discarded trash bags along the road.
But police say it was part of a dismantled meth lab and they’re warning the public to be cautious around such trash.
Uniontown were called at 6 p.m. Tuesday to the 13000 block of Mogadore Avenue NW, Chief Harold Britt said in a news release.
They found white plastic bags containing chemicals and other items used in a “one-pot cook” of methamphetamine production, he said.
“The suspect(s) threw out the leftover chemicals and materials once the meth had already been manufactured,” Britt said. “These chemicals are extremely dangerous and citizens are advised to contact their local law enforcement agency if they see these materials on the side of the road.”
His officers collected evidence from the bags, and they’re looking for the individuals show threw out the bags.
He called the incident a public safety issue, adding that residents be on the lookout for plastic bottles containing crystallized materials, blister packs of the medication Sudafed or products containing pseudoephedrine, ice packs and lithium batteries.
“If you see the above products, do not attempt to touch them. Call your local police or fire department,” Britt said.
The chief asked anyone with information about the bags or who threw them out to call police at 330-699-6444.