MEDINA - The Medina Police Department busted a meth lab in a backpack at the Liberty Square Apartments Friday night.
Medina police say they responded to a call for a suspicious looking backpack near a dumpster in the 200 block of Abbeyville Road.
When officers arrived, they found that the backpack containing hazardous materials likely being a “meth lab.”
The Medina County Drug Task Force was called to the scene. They said the contents found in the backpack were a new method of making methamphetamine. They said it’s the first discovery of this type of “lab” in the city of Medina and can be really dangerous.
“The danger is compounded when a child or unsuspecting person finds the bottle and tampers with it. Simply moving the bottle can result in a catastrophic event,” said Gary Hubbard, director of the Medina County Drug Task Force.
Hubbard said the same kind of meth lab was found in January at a house in Lodi. In that case, the lab exploded with an 8-year-old boy present.
Residents who live at the complex where the backpack was found say they did not find out what was inside the backpack until reading the Medina Police Department's Facebook page, a cause of concern for many.
Another resident, Lori Smith, claims she may have come in contact with the mobile meth lab's chemicals and is concerned it will affect her health.
Medina Police did not comment Saturday and say the active investigation is still underway. Authorities have yet to make any arrests in this case.
They are asking that if you have any information in the case call them at 330-725-7777 or the Medina County Drug Task Force at 330-725-9181.
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