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Kennewick Police Find Meth Ingredient in Truck

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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.