Archive for Monday, July 23, 2012

Officers investigate remnants of a meth lab near 12th and Oregon streets

July 23, 2012, 11:17 a.m. Updated July 23, 2012, 4:56 p.m.


A Lawrence city employee mowing a trail in east Lawrence Monday morning discovered an apparent meth lab inside a cooler.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said firefighters and officers believe the cooler contained “remnants of or a potentially operational meth lab or the components there of.” It was in the grass near the Burroughs Creek Trail.

A city employee mowing the drainage ditch noticed the cooler and eventually suffered exposure likely due to inhalation, McKinley said.

The employee became disoriented and ill, but he was able to call for help.

After police and firefighters were called, medics examined the employee at the scene, and he was taken by co-workers to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. McKinley said he was later released from the hospital and resting at home.

Officers from the city-county drug unit were examined the cooler Monday afternoon.

McKinley said later the Kansas Bureau of Investigation sent a private contractor to Lawrence to collect and dispose of the materials.


Ragingbear 5 years, 10 months ago

The container probably has melted ice and gatoraid in in. Or as the DHS calls it "The chemicals found in the world's most deadly nerve gas ever.".

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 10 months ago

I'm guessing it was one of those mini meth labs.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 10 months ago

I rode my bike down Oregons St. shortly after 10 am, and saw the guy mowing there. Hope he's alright. The chemicals used in meth production can be deadly.

oldbaldguy 5 years, 10 months ago

hope he is ok. found along old pervert creek.

thinkagain 5 years, 10 months ago

Is that what they will start calling Penn State, "old pervert" U?

Perhaps it does not behoove anyone to be publicly judgmental.

riverdrifter 5 years, 10 months ago

I bet you would've liked Bill, OBG, if you'd ever met him.

Jeremiah Jefferson 5 years, 10 months ago

Wierd, I thought these kinds of things only happened in Missouri

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