The milder weather has a lot of people outdoors getting exercise by walking, jogging or riding bicycles. The Indiana State Police warn that its possible people will come across toxic trash left behind by people who manufacture methamphetamine.
Items like empty plastic bottles, discarded gas cans and other containers may be toxic, flammable, corrosive and acidic and could cause an explosion, fire or burns if they come into direct contact with the skin. Troopers from the ISP Meth Suppression Section say one-and-a-half-gallon gasoline cans are popular containers for meth cooks. Other items to be aware of include battery casings, zipper-top plastic bags, empty pill blister packs and any types of cylinders found in odd places like ditches, fields or wooded areas. Cylinders are used to store or transport anhydrous ammonia, which is an extremely dangerous gas when direct contact or inhalation occurs.
If you find any items you think might be meth trash, call your local law enforcement agency or the ISP Meth Suppression Section at 877-855-METH. More information can be found online at www.meth.in.gov.