MARQUETTE COUNTY — With the winter coming to an end we are starting to see more ground and less snow and more garbage on the sides of roads.
The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department would like the community to know some of that garbage could be dangerous to handle.
Methamphetamine dump sites are common after the winter.
Especially laboratories that are known as a “one pot method” and these labs that are dumped could still be active and dangerous. So it is a good idea to know what to look for and what to do if you stumble upon one of these possible dump sites that may be on the side of the road.
“When you start seeing other items that are all together such as batteries, cold medicine, Gatorade bottles, plastic gloves and all these things mean you have to stop and think,” explained Marquette County Sheriff, Gregory S. Zyburt. “It could still be active and you know there are some toxic and very dangerous things in those labs. So if you shook it could potentially get things going again and it could actually explode and burn someone. So it is very dangerous.”
You can learn more about this topic and what to do if you find a dump site by clicking here.