Odor caused by Troop F incinerator

Officials at the Missouri Highway Patrol said a newly installed incinerator at their Troop F headquarters off of U.S. 50, east of Jefferson City, was the source of a foul smell that was reported Tuesday by several people on the city’s east side.

According to a patrol spokesman, the incinerator is being used to burn drugs and evidence that is no longer needed once cases have been disposed of.

Apparently a secondary burner malfunctioned, causing the smell, and the device was shut down.

Workers at the city landfill operated by Allied Waste reported noticing the odor as did workers at Scholastic.

Officials with the Jefferson City Fire Department said they were never dispatched to the area for any problems.

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