Cape Coral Police

Published: Dec 05, 2013 2:43 PM EST
Updated: Dec 05, 2013 4:23 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- City workers discovered what was determined to be a small mobile meth lab in the woods near the 300 block of El Dorado Blvd.

Around 2:15 p.m., workers discovered suspicious materials in the 300 block of El Dorado Blvd S and contacted Cape Coral Police. When officers arrived, they called for the fire department to investigate what appeared to be materials used in the production of methamphetamine.

Hazmat technicians found a cooler and several items reportedly used in methamphetamine production. In addition, several chemicals including brake fluid, peroxide and lithium strips were observed. Firefighters determined the materials to be stable, with no active chemical reaction or off-gassing of materials.

According to the Cape Fire Department, off-gassing refers to the release of chemicals from various substances under normal conditions of temperature and pressure. Off-gassing can take a variety of forms, and is a concern for some people, since some of the chemicals released during the off-gassing process are potentially harmful.

Once the scene was deemed safe, it was turned over to Cape Coral Police for their investigation.

If you have any information, you are asked to call 1-800-780-TIPS.