On Sunday afternoon, U.S. Park Rangers David Alexander, Josh Clemons, and Brian Sacia found several meth labs and associated trash along the side of Hwy 70/Mammoth Cave Road, approximately a half mile into Mammoth Cave National Park. Authorities also found several more labs found on county property, approximately a half mile before crossing into the park.
Deputy Stoney Phillips, a certified meth lab technician, responded to the scene and deactivated the labs so they could be properly disposed of. It is believed the labs were dumped sometime on Sunday between 8am and 2pm. Police ask anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity to please notify Edmonson County Dispatch at 270-597-2729.
Above: Photo of "one-step" meth labs, which is the most common practice of manufacturing methamphetamine.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's office along with the National Park Service advise that if you see items resembling this anywhere, DO NOT TOUCH or bother it in any way. Contact EC Dispatch and a trained technician will respond.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Photos courtesy of ECSO