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Biloxi police uncover mobile meth lab on Highway 90

By Danielle Thomas - bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi police have discovered what they call a highly volatile meth lab on a road thousands of cars drive down every day.

Police have released few details, but do say that officers received a tip about a possible mobile meth lab on Highway 90 near the corner of Oak Street. Inside a camper, officers found precursors for meth.

Officers say one person has been arrested, but they have not released a name.

Narcotics officers say they believe the suspect in this case was using what is referred to on the street as the "Shake and Bake" or the "One Pot" method to manufacture meth. Officers say it is a lot simpler and more dangerous than previous methods.

Instead of doing one chemical process at a time, officers say everything is dumped into one container and shaken.

Police say meth manufacturers like the "Shake and Bake" method because they can easily dispose of chemicals. However, officers say "Shake and Bake" is more likely to cause an explosion and injure either the person making meth or an unwitting person who might pick up the discarded container.

Officers say meth labs can be in homes and in vehicles, in rural and heavily populated areas, so people need to be diligent and report suspicious smells or activities.

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