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Suspicious bottles found behind drug store

Suspicious bottles found behind drug store

December 21st, 2010 in News

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."