KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police, firefighters and the members of the Benton County Meth Lab Team were concerned about a truck that was leaking Anhydrous Ammonia.
Police found a tank full of the chemical in the back seat of the truck after they got a tip of an anonymous caller. The caller told police that someone had been exposed to the dangerous chemical and then disclosed the location of a man, who they claimed was transporting the chemical to make meth.
It happened just before 9 o'clock Monday night near North Sheppard and Kennewick Avenue in Kennewick.
Police said it is a main ingredient in meth and also used by farmers as a fertilizer.
Sergeant Brian Swartzwalter said, "He (the suspect) claims that he has this for a vegetable garden but he wouldn't give us a lot of information to confirm that."
The suspect has been taken to Benton County Jail.
He was arrested for driving with a suspended license and being held for possession of the suspicious chemical.