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New meth warning


A recent intelligence bulletin, forwarded to me by Senior Training Deputy John Williams with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, warns that a new Meth manufacturing process is resulting in dangerous byproducts being left in common two-liter soft drink bottles. The chemicals, which include ethyl ether and lithium, appear to be murky sludge submerged in dirty water. The seemingly harmless appearance may entice a civilian — or even a law enforcement officer — to pick up the bottle and out of natural, common curiosity sniff it.

“What you don’t want to do is go up there, open [the bottle] and smell it or get it on your hands,” cautions Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bill Bryant from the Little Rock, Ark. DEA office.

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