BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - The Burnet County Sheriff's Office is urging citizens to use caution around abandoned or suspicious bags after several backpacks containing portable meth labs turned up along roadsides.
The most recent bag was found Wednesday on a rural road in south Burnet County .
Investigator told KXAN they found chemicals and components to make meth inside the backpack.
A concerned citizen spotted the abandoned backpack and phoned police.
Portable meth labs contain volatile and corrosive materials that can injure the lungs and skin if handled without proper protective equipment, investigators explained.
They added these portable labs are also contain used syringes.
Anyone who finds or see a suspicious bag is urged to contact the Burnet County Special Operations unit at 830-693-6166.
Citizens are also urged to report any suspicious activity, odors, chemicals or containers to law enforcement at 512.-756-8080.
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