TRIDENT looks at lab
Glenwood Springs police on Friday received a report of a possible portable methamphetamine lab in the parking lot of Henry Taylor’s Auto and RV Center on Highway 6 & 24. The “box lab” consisted of a soft-sided cooler filled with the ingredients and equipment normally used in a meth lab. Glenwood police turned the investigation over to the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team. TRIDENT officers trained in clandestine laboratory investigations responded to investigate the report. According to the drug task force’s report, the cooler was duct-taped closed. Inside, the cooler contained a bottle of suspected iodine and a sealed plastic container containing suspected iodine crystals; a sealed plastic container containing a chunk of red phosphorus; a glass beaker with red residue that’s suspected to be red phosphorus; a coffee grinder with a white powdery substance that’s suspected to be pseudoephedrine; a bottle of charcoal lighter; a can of denatured alcohol; a can of acetone; work gloves; and an assortment of glassware, tubing, coffee filters, stir sticks and towels. A company specializing in the removal and disposal of hazardous materials came from Denver to help clean up the area. TRIDENT has no suspects or leads in the case.Also on Friday, TRIDENT and Glenwood Springs police responded to a Glenwood Springs hotel for a report of another possible methamphetamine lab in one of the rooms. No evidence of a meth lab was found in the hotel room, and the person in question had checked out prior to the task force’s arrival. It is not believed that the two incidents are related.TRIDENT encourages anyone who notices a suspicious container to contact his or her local police department. Methamphetamine labs – including the leftover components from methamphetamine labs – can be extremely dangerous. TRIDENT encourages anyone who notices a suspicious container to contact his or her local police department. Methamphetamine labs – including the leftover components from methamphetamine labs – can be extremely dangerous.
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