Oct 1, 2012 8:22 AM
SOMERSET (AP) - The mystery behind an oddly placed duffel bag found in a central Kentucky cemetery came to a quick conclusion.
Somerset Police Sgt. Mike Correll says someone left the satchel with multiple components needed to make methamphetamine at The Somerset City Cemetery on Saturday. Correll called the discovery a chilling sign of what could be the new place to hide active labs.
Correll told The Commonwealth-Journal (bit.ly/Su1ZJJ) that the cemetery has not been the site of any previously known labs, but such areas are hard to patrol and catch meth makers in the act.
"That's one of our biggest fears, because it's so clandestine," he said.
Correll said the bag contained the usual ingredients needed to make meth, including lighter fluid, lithium batteries, tubing and syringes, and also that another individual bottle containing the precursors to making meth was found a short distance away.
Cemetery manager Tricia Neal found the bag while searching the back section of the cemetery for broken headstones near a wooded area. Neal said might have been dumped unceremoniously in the weeds in recent years.
"I didn't want to touch it," said Neal, "so I called 911. They sent the police, who called for the fire department after they found out it was a meth lab."
Information from: Commonwealth Journal, http://www.somerset-kentucky.com
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