Sheriff Lott says meth labs, dump sites on the rise in Richland County

akflanagan@thestate.comDecember 18, 2013 

— Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said an increase in clandestine meth labs and dump sites in Richland County poses additional risks to the community.

The Sheriff’s Department is aggressively working to stop meth use, sale and manufacturing due to the extreme dangers associated with the crimes. Lott said labs are often improperly cleaned, which leaves behind extremely dangerous chemicals.

Sheriff Lott also said the ingredients used to make meth can cause respiratory problems, skin and eye irritation and chemical burns as well as a flammable or explosive threat.

Anyone with information about a possible meth lab is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

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