State police are warning community groups to watch for discarded items from meth labs as they clean up roadsides and other locations this spring.
The police post in the western Michigan community of Hart says as production of the illegal drug rises, officers are finding increasing amounts of byproducts dumped in public areas.
Production of methamphetamine creates waste that can be hazardous, such as containers of volatile liquids.
Hart post commander Lt. Kevin Leavitt says people should be on the lookout for propane tanks, gallon-sized metal cans, bottles or jugs with tubing extending from the top, batteries and containers with dried residue.
He says if you find something that looks suspicious, don't touch it and call 911.
The statewide meth tip line is 1-866-638-4847.
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