Reportedly, Gallia County highway crews recently discovered, what is believed to be, the components used in the production of methamphetamine. Six empty lantern fuel tanks were discovered along a county roadway.
According to Gallia County Road Superintendent David Roush, individuals often use less-traversed roads throughout the county as a means of anonymously disposing of meth lab waste, a practice that is not only hazardous to the environment, but also hazardous to county road crews who are cleaning ditches, replacing culverts, mowing and performing the usual day-to-day county road maintence.
Roush further reported that employees of the Gallia County Highway Department have recently received training concerning how to spot meth lab waste along roadways as the right meth lab components combined, could become explosive when moved.
According to Roush, the engineer’s office works closely with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office in regard to meth lab waste as the sheriff’s office maintains trained personnel on the removal of meth lab waste.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning asks individuals with information about suspected meth lab waste to call the sheriff’s office 24-hour tip-line at (740) 446-6555. Browning further advised the public that they only need your information, not your name.