MEIGS COUNTY – Methamphetamine continues to be something area law enforcement is targeting, but today it became a potential hazard for Ohio Department of Transportation workers.

Sheriff Keith O. Wood reported that on Wednesday, December 4, around 3 p.m. deputies responded to a call that had been relayed through ODOT, stating there was a black bag on the corner of 681 and Carsey Road. Upon investigation, deputies observed a large black lunchbox containing two reactionary vessels and one gas generator used for the purpose of manufacturing meth setting roughly 50 feet from the road just inside the wood line.

Technicians from the Middleport Police Departments neutralization team along with Scipio Volunteer Fire Department and the Columbia Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Squad were on the scene conducting and assisting in the neutralization of the the labs.

No suspects have been identified at this time, however, investigators are tracking any and all leads. If you have any information about this story, please contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at 740-992-3371.