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Litter volunteers faced with dangerous materials used to make methamphetamine




Volunteers gathering litter in Woodrock, near Blackey, on Feb. 21 found a bag containing products used in the home manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Volunteers gathering litter in Woodrock, near Blackey, on Feb. 21 found a bag containing products used in the home manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Volunteers picking up garbage near Blackey on Friday evening found a shopping bag containing items used to make methamphetamine.

Using spray paint, one of the volunteers made a large, orange arrow directing Sgt. B. Engle of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department to the meth precursors located near Preston Drive in Woodrock.

“The bag contained Liquid Fire, Sno Bol, masks, measuring cups, tubing — everything needed to make meth,” said Engle.

A Kentucky State Police meth disposal team was dispatched to the scene and secured the items for proper disposal.

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said his department had gone a long time without receiving meth complaints. The sheriff ’s department has recently made 11 meth-related arrests, Webb said.

Webb wants the public to be aware that these items pose a great threat to the public and citizens should use extreme caution when cleaning up roadsides and dumps.

“These toxic chemicals are hazardous and possibly lethal,” said Engle.

If located, people should contact the sheriff ’s office at 633- 2293 or nearest law enforcement agency.


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