Meth lab discovered at Wal-Mart restroom

Well, in all my years in retail, I have to say I’ve had some crazy things happen in the restroom of my store–one time I walked in and our janitor was posing naked in front of the mirror.  I’ve found plenty of stolen merchandise in the trash can, seen some poop messes I’d rather not remember and had overflowed urinals and toilets make a rather nasty mess.   However, I’ve never walked into something like this…

Meth lab discovered at Wal-Mart restroom

MUNCIE, Ind. – A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.

State police say a Wal-Mart employee alerted police after seeing a man he described as suspicious enter the restroom about 11:30 p.m. Thursday with a backpack and leave without it. The Star Press reports that members of a state police meth suppression team removed the dangerous chemicals.

Delaware County Health Department inspectors closed the restroom and a nearby women’s restroom until they could be “decontaminated” by a professional cleaning company.

State police say people who make methamphetamine are leaving “the deadly explosive chemicals in public places to return later to get the finished product,” rather than risk explosions and contamination at their own homes.