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Bangor police warn empty bottles with 'sludge' residue can be dangerous
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BANGOR, Maine(NEWS CENTER) -- The Bangor Police Department is warning residents of picking up empty bottles that contain white or brown 'sludge' inside. 

Police posted on Facebook that someone alerted them to bottles accompanied with a Sudafed box on a foot path in the town. Police said the woman had recently been educated about the spike in small batch cooking of meth and knew when she saw these bottles coupled with the empty box of Sudafed, that it could be exactly what had been happening. 

The residue left in these bottles could be poisonous and should not be touched by children or adults, police report. The residue can be brown and white and appears like a sludge inside the bottles. However, police say if you see a bottle with any color sludge, don't pick it up. 

Parents are advised to tell their kids and keep an eye out for these scenes on footpaths and wooded areas around the area.

If you see someone using this method with several bottles, small hose or straw, Sudafed, batteries or similar implements, walk away, police urge. The process itself is very dangerous and explosions can and do occur.

Police say if residents have any questions, they can call the station. 


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