Meth lab found in Indiana Walmart restroom

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Investigators say meth labs in public places are becoming more common (KTRK)

A restroom at a Walmart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.

State police say a Walmart employee alerted police after seeing a man he described as suspicious enter the restroom about 11:30 p.m. Thursday with a backpack and leave without it. The Star Press reports that members of a state police meth suppression team removed the dangerous chemicals.

Delaware County Health Department inspectors closed the restroom and a nearby women's restroom until they could be "decontaminated" by a professional cleaning company.

State police say people who make methamphetamine are leaving "the deadly explosive chemicals in public places to return later to get the finished product," rather than risk explosions and contamination at their own homes.

Related: Faces of meth The photos below provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office show what they say are the effects of meth on a person's appearance

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