(Star Press) Methamphetamine has reared its ugly head again, this time in the restroom of a Muncie, Indiana Walmart store.
An employee of the Walmart at 1501 E. 29th St. alerted police officers at the store about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after noticing a suspicious man with a backpack.
That man apparently entered the men's restroom at the front of the store and later emerged without the backpack.
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According to an Indiana State Police press release, the backpack was found to contain a meth lab – a term applied by law enforcement not only to facilities used to produce meth, but to smaller items, such as two-liter soft-drink bottles, frequently used to mix the contents used in meth "cooking."
Discovery of such small "labs" has become an almost routine – if potentially dangerous – occurrence for police over the past two years.
Members of an ISP meth suppression team were called to the store to remove the potentially dangerous chemicals.