By ANUSHKA MEHROTRA
Cornell police found household chemicals — associated with the production of methamphetamine — in a backpack on Maple Avenue Sunday morning.
Police notified the Cornell University Health and Safety Emergency Services and the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Response Team, who concluded the items were used to illicitly produce methamphetamine.
Police were called to the scene at approximately 10:30 a.m. after a “concerned citizen” discovered the backpack sitting on the side of the road, CUPD said.
The incident is still currently being investigated, according to CUPD. Police added that materials used to produce methamphetamine — including drain cleaner, solvents, table salt and cold medication — can be extremely hazardous when handled improperly.
Police encourage anyone who encounters suspicious chemical or has knowledge about the incident to contact police.
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