Members of the Edmond Police Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics cleaned up a disposed meth lab in northeast Edmond.
At about 1:24 p.m. today dispatchers received a call from Edmond street department works about the discovery, which occurred along Coffee Creek Road, just east of the I-35 bridge.
Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said components of the lab included a 2- or 3-liter soda bottle, which was found in a wooded area along the street. Edmond hazmat personnel responded and worked with an EPD narcotics detective to dismantle the lab, Monroe said.
OBN personnel were on their way to assist with disposing of the lab, also known as a “one pot” or “shake and bake” meth lab, Monroe said.
No suspects have been identified in the case, Monroe said.
“One pot” or “shake and bake” meth labs require smaller quantities of pseudoephedrine, allowing meth cooks to avoid purchase limits, according to the OBN. The agency is tasked with cleaning up meth labs. The costs associated with meth lab chemical disposal can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars per lab. They are also a potential public safety hazard.
From 2007 to 2010, Oklahoma had a 453 percent increase in illicit meth labs.
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