Medina Authorities Neutralize Meth Lab

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MEDINA, Ohio — Authorities neutralized a meth lab found inside a backpack Friday.

The Medina Police Department received an emergency call about a suspicious bag near a dumpster at Liberty Square Apartments at the 200 block of Abbeyville Road.

When Medina police, the Medina Fire Department and the Medina Life Support Team arrived on scene, they say they recognized the contents of the backpack as a meth lab. Emergency crews then secured the area and the Medina County Drug Task force was called to remove the lab.

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Authorities say the chemical process involved in creating the drug methamphetamine is highly toxic and flammable. They say because of the danger involved in creating the drug, often times the individual creating it will leave the drug until the process is complete.

So far, Medina police have not made any arrests in the case. Creating meth is a second-degree felony, while manufacturing the drug with children nearby is a first-degree felony.