In Amherst New York, a possible underground meth lab has been found below a Walmart parking lot.
Amherst police found a spray paint can, chemicals and a liquid they believed to be methamphetamine, Amherst Police Captain Scott Chamberlin told NBC 4. The lab was found in a culvert tall enough for someone to stand up in, during a routine patrol.
“We check in various areas that people who might be up to no good, might be using for no good,” – Chamberlin .
First responders in hazmat suits removed the evidence, which officials said had no threat of air contamination or flammability. The store stayed open during the investigation.
“I seen men suited up, and I didn’t know if somebody got hurt or, you know, I didn’t know. And then I was talking to somebody, and they said it was a meth lab,” “I’m like a meth lab? In Walmart’s parking lot? You know, that’s crazy.” – A shopper Marie Jamieson
No arrests have been made yet and officers said they are reviewing Walmart surveillance tapes.
Police said they would be working to make sure the culvert will no longer be accessible to the public.