Camp Ripley, Minn. Hunters out in the fields and anglers near Minnesota waterways this fall should be on the lookout for meth lab components.

Chemicals used for making methamphetamine can be very dangerous
before and after the drug is produced, making abandoned lab-sites
hazardous to people who may happen upon them, said Bill Bernhjelm,
DNR Enforcement Chief.

There are certain products specific to the making of meth that
can tip a person off to an abandoned site. Bulk ephedrine
containers, lithium batteries that have been taken apart, ether
cans, compressed gas cylinders, LP gas containers. gas cans,
bottles with plastic tubing and suspicious sites with strong odors
should be avoided and reported immediately.

“Those are the things that they will find if they find a lab or
an abandoned lab,” Bernhjelm said.

Contact the Minnesota State Patrol or a DNR Regional or Area
Office for the name and phone number of a Conservation Officer in
your area.

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