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“Shake and bake” meth lab found in Kwik Trip bathroom

Delafield (WQOW) – A Delafield man is charged with using a portable methamphetamine lab inside a gas station bathroom.

That’s according to WISN-TV in Milwaukee.

WISN reports it is the first time police there have seen the dangerous setup known as a “shake and bake” meth lab.

“We’ve never dealt with anything like this in our area before,” Delafield police Lt. Landon Nyren said.

Kwik Trip workers a strong chemical odor and officers found remnants of a portable meth operation in the bathroom.

Police found Gregory Hardin, 49, on a bicycle in downtown Delafield with a portable hydrochloric acid generator and tubing, drain cleaner, water and battery parts in his backpack.

After Hardin’s arrest, state Department of Criminal Investigation agents decked out in Hazmat suits searched his garage in the town of Delafield, where they found a gram and a half of methamphetamine, according to the criminal complaint, as well as a number of dangerous chemicals that when mixed together make meth., WISN reports.

Prosecutors charged him with felony recklessly endangering safety because of the strong potential for injury to others.

Hardin faces five felony charges, and he is scheduled to be back in court later this week. According to court records, he posted his $1,500 cash bond.


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