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Meth-Making Chemicals Allegedly Found In Boeing Plant

04/10/2013 07:03 pm ET

Meth-making chemicals were reportedly discovered Wednesday inside a Boeing plant in Berkeley, Mo.

According to St. Louis-based KMOV.com, an investigation is now underway after "chemicals commonly used to make meth" were found at Boeing's Berkeley campus, located just outside St. Louis.

Authorities had reportedly been called to the building on Wednesday morning because of a fire. Area news outlet KSDK.com reports that one Boeing employee has been taken into custody.

"Local law enforcement agencies were contacted earlier today to investigate suspicious items discovered by Boeing fire officials in an office area following a fire alarm activation," Boeing said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "Boeing is cooperating with law enforcement officials as they continue their investigation. Boeing St. Louis continues normal operations."

This isn't the first time this week that police have found meth-making accoutrements in curious places. On Saturday, 22-year-old Ura Gingerich and 48-year-old Lawrence Ramsey were arrested in Vernon County, Wis., after a makeshift "shake and bake" meth lab was reportedly found inside Gingerich's car. A "shake and bake" meth lab, Madison.com explains, "involves putting cold medication and household chemicals into a two-liter plastic bottle and then shaking the bottle to make methamphetamine."

On Monday, 30-year-old John Apolito Jr. was arrested after federal marshals allegedly caught him "cooking up a batch of methamphetamine" in his Niagara Falls, N.Y., apartment, Buffalo News reports.

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