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CLINTON — The Clinton Police Department is investigating the discovery of a portable meth lab found at a Clinton park.

“Methamphetamine production is extremely dangerous and can be hazardous to anyone who comes in contact with an active lab or its disposed contents,” Lowers said on Monday.

He declined to discuss how police learned of the existence of the materials. 

“In comparison to traditional meth labs that required a much more sophisticated setup of heating materials, glass beakers and an abundance of ingredients, the 'one pot' or 'shake and bake' method has increased in popularity due to the use of less material under portable circumstances where a small amount of methamphetamine can be produced in a home or vehicle and materials discarded along roadways, parks and garbage receptacles,” said Lowers.

“Anytime suspicious packages are discovered or anytime illegal drug activity is suspected, please do not handle, open or manipulate suspicious items and notify police immediately,” he added.


Photos: 2018 McLean County jail mug shots

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Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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