Keene Police have an important safety message for you and it involves meth labs and plastic bottles.
Posted to Facebook on Monday, Keene PD warns of ‘one pot meth labs’ that can be extremely dangerous to anyone picking it up.
Once again we are starting to hear about “one pot meth labs” in the state. These are plastic bottles that are used to mix chemicals and make Methamphetamine. The bottles often get discarded on the side of the road. Usually these bottles contain a sludge material or a white residue.
A person finding the discarded bottle can be badly burned if they remove the cap allowing oxygen to mix with the ingredients. When oxygen mixes too quickly with the chemicals it explodes. The explosion often happens while the person is holding the bottle. It can turn into a fireball of chemicals and flames leaving the holder and those around him badly burned.
Plastic bottles with unidentified contents should be referred to local law enforcement and under no circumstances touched.