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Meeker Co., Minn., sheriff seeking information on portable meth lab

GROVE CITY -- The Meeker County Sheriff is seeking information from citizens about an apparent portable methamphetamine lab found Tuesday just east of Grove City.

According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a deputy responded around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a suspicious package located in a culvert along County Road 11 just east of Grove City.

The item was a duffel bag containing items consistent with those included in a portable meth lab. The Minnesota Duty Officer and officials at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension were contacted, along with a certified cleanup company, to properly dispose of the meth lab and waste.

The Sheriff's Office is working with the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force on this case. Norlin is asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Office. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by calling the confidential tip line at 320-693-5411 or toll-free at 866-333-3366, or you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8744). You may also text your tip into Crime Stoppers by texting "TIP674 plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).