The Clearwater Community Crime Watch has issued a warning about a methamphetamine production practice that can put people at risk.
“Alberta law enforcement has reported an increase in small scale ‘one-hit’ methamphetamine production through a process known as ‘shake and bake,’” the crime watch group posted on its Facebook page this past Saturday.
According to the Facebook post, this process requires precursor ingredients to be cooked inside a plastic pop bottle, or similar container.
The contents of the discarded bottle can be under pressure and are a “serious risk for explosion” if handled or disturbed, the group said.
Clearwater Community Crime Watch says people should be careful if they see that a plastic container or pop bottle is sealed, filled with “murky contents,” missing a label, covered with tape and has a hose or straw in it.
Anyone who discovers such a pop bottle should maintain a safe distance and avoid touching or handling the container. RCMP should be contacted for its proper removal, the Facebook post said.