Suspicious bottles found behind drug store
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Authorities had to dispose of some suspicious substances found behind a Jefferson City drug store on Tuesday.
According to Jefferson City Fire Department spokesman Jason Turner, the call came in around 11:45 a.m. The substances were reported at Super D Drug Store in the Jefferson Plaza Shopping Center on Missouri Boulevard.
“A person discovered two bottles, a soda bottle and a detergent bottle, with tubes going into and coming out of the bottles which concerned the individual that contacted authorities,” he said.
Turner said they determined there was some type of chemical in the bottles.
“We couldn’t rule out that these were possibly being used for the making of an illegal substance,” Turner said.
Around 12:15 p.m. the Cole County Hazmat Team was contacted and they transported the bottles to an approved Hazmat drop off point.
No injuries were reported.
“This did pose not only a health risk, but an environmental risk and could have been potentially very dangerous.” Turner said. “If citizens find something out of the ordinary like this, they should call authorities.”
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