MEIGS COUNTY — The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office responded its 16th shake and bake methamphetamine lab of the year earlier this week.
According to Sheriff Robert Beegle, Meigs County Deputy Sgt. Bill Gilkey and Athens County Deputy Jim Heater responded to an incident on Ohio 124 just off of U.S. 33 near Portland on Tuesday.
Four one-pot, shake and bake meth labs were found in trash that had been dropped along the roadway sometime between Friday evening and Monday morning.
Due to the large amount of lithium in the bottles, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation sent a hazmat crew from Mt. Gilead to dispose of the materials. The Racine Fire Department was on standby to assist if needed.
The investigation into the meth labs continues.