March 1, 2016

Ithaca Police Discover Package of Meth Materials Near Wal-Mart

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Ithaca Police identified a package that contained materials used in the production of methamphetamine near Wal-Mart Monday, according to an Ithaca Police press release.

At 11:30 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a suspicious package by Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway, just under a block from Wal-Mart’s store. After determining that they needed additional resources to analyze the package, Ithaca police officers were joined by a New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team, the Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance, the release said.

The teams found ingredients and equipment commonly used to manufacture methamphetamines — enough to substantiate a charge of Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Laboratory Material, which is a class E Felony, according to the release.

Police made no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, the Ithaca Police Department announced.