Dozens of trash bags filled with meth labs dumped in river

Photos of trash bags collected on August 2, 2015 from Pigeon Creek provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) Conservation officers collected more than 25 trash bags filled with materials to make methamphetamine in Pigeon Creek, which is in southwest Steuben County.

Officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department made the discovery Sunday afternoon and helped remove the trash bags.

Investigators said meth labs and materials to make meth were dumped into the creek late Saturday night or early Sunday. The creek is between Golden Lake and Hogback Lake. Officers believe the bags may have been dumped from the CR 450 W bridge.

Map | Pigeon Creek

The bags were taken to a secure location for further investigation before being properly disposed of.

The DNR urges the public to be very careful when coming across suspicious containers or trash.  The manufacture of methamphetamine involves chemicals which can be very harmful when coming in contact with them.  If anyone sees something that appears to be a meth lab or trash containing materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, do not touch the items, contact authorities immediately.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the DNR at 812-837-9256.

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