Police investigate suspicious bottle in Crestview parking lot

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Police were investigating a suspicious bottle and package found in the parking lot of a BP gas station Wednesday evening.

The bottle and package were wrapped in duct tape and appeared to have remnants of a substance inside, said Crestview police Lt. Andrew Schneider. The materials looked as though they could have been used as a portable methamphetamine lab, also known as a “shake and bake.”

The package was found about 7 p.m. at the gas station at the corner of North Ferdon Boulevard and First Avenue. The area was cordoned off.

Okaloosa County sheriff’s investigators were en route to the scene about 8:15 p.m. to help determine whether the package was a portable meth lab, Schneider said.

No additional information was available late Wednesday.

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