ELIZABETHTON — A plastic bottle believed to have been used to manufacture methamthetamine was found in a creek over the weekend.
Sgt. Harmon Duncan of the Carter County Sheriff's Department said he was called to the scene around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. He said he found a 16-ounce plastic bottle with plastic tubing coming through the bottle cap. It was found in a creek near 544-546 block of Rocky Branch, where the creek runs under the road.
Duncan said the bottle had been used as a gasser in a one-pot method of making methamphetamine. He said it appeared the bottle had been at the location for several weeks. He said the contents had eaten away the plastic bottle, exposing those contents to the water in the creek.
A pH test was conducted, which showed no active chemicals remained. The bottle was treated to render it harmless and disposed of in accordance with protocol.