Every spring the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section warns the public to watch for unattended backpacks and gym bags; piles of trash with drink bottles filled with liquid or white residue, used coffee filters, Sudafed blister packs and stripped batteries.

The Meth Suppression Team is responding to Meth labs and Meth trash being found every day in alleys, ditch lines, field pull offs, vacant lots and along streams and rivers.

Part of the reason is that Meth cooks know that making Meth can contaminate their houses, and that ISP now publishes a list of those houses contaminated by Meth at

Indiana Police want to remind the public to be vigilant while participating in outdoor activities.

Residents out mushroom hunting or fishing, or if your civic group is out cleaning up a roadside, beware.

Troopers say things to look for are discarded backpacks or gym bags; liquid filled plastic drink bottles with white residue; a large amount of discarded coffee filters or discarded liquid drain opener bottles.

If you encounter any of these items, don’t disturb them call police.

Anyone with information about illegal drug use is encouraged to call the Indiana State Police Post in your area, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS, can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link.