LAWRENCE | Lawrence police are investigating after a hiker found ingredients used to make methamphetamine in a city park that is adjacent to an elementary school.
The hiker found the apparent mobile meth lab Monday along a trail near Prairie Park Nature Center and Prairie Park School.
Police say they found several glass jars filled with an unknown substance after being alerted by the hiker in the 72-acre nature preserve.
Jen Brinekerhoff, director of the Regional Prevention Center of East Central Kansas, says the discovery appears to be a "shake and bake" meth lab. She says meth makers leave their mixture in a concealed area because of its odor, let it settle and come back occassionally to mix it.