Byproduct of Illegal Drug Production Found in Caledon

Hazardous waste that appears to be from an illegal synthetic drug lab has been turning up in ditches in the Caledon area, prompting officers to issue a public safety warning.

Police say they’ve received several reports of suspicious-looking waste dumped in ditches, sometimes in garbage bags or large plastic pails.

Sgt. Peter Leon says it’s difficult to identify the substances, which have been found in both solid and liquid forms, but police believe that they are the byproducts of drug production.

Police have warned that anyone who comes into contact with material to contact police immediately.

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