A collection of trash in Constantine Township’s Mill Creek turned out to be a methamphetamine dump site.
Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit were called Friday to Brick Chapel Road and spent several hours picking debris from the water.
Sheriff’s department officials had received a tip about suspicious items found in the creek. Police determined several items in the collection are commonly used in the production of meth. Additional refuse was found on the banks of the creek.
An analysis found much of the debris contained meth residue, authorities said.
Members of the Constantine Fire Department assisted by retrieving items from the water. Some of the items were within a 100-yard distance of nesting geese and ducks, police said.
Investigators said melting snow will possibly reveal dump sites in locations throughout the county.