Caller reports ‘shake-and-bake meth lab’ on side of road

Published 8:48 am Thursday, October 26, 2017

CRAB ORCHARD – Deputies were dispatched to Edwards Road Saturday after a caller reported a suspicious backpack on the side of the road. 

According to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Oney, the backpack was located and determined to be a “shake-and-bake” meth lab. 

The backpack was filled with various items including rock salt, starter fluid and a two-liter Mountain Dew bottle with pre-mixed substances inside. 

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“It was cooking inside the backpack when I got there so it hadn’t been dropped long,” Oney said. 

Oney said these “shake-and-bake” meth labs are particularly dangerous and can explode, causing injury.  

The Pulaski County Hazmat team responded to the scene to dispose of the materials, Oney added.