Meth lab chemicals hurt 4 in U.P.
Ishpeming — Authorities say two police officers and two drug suspects went to a hospital for treatment after being exposed to chemicals from an active methamphetamine lab in the Upper Peninsula.
The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says in a statement that two Ishpeming police officers responded early Sunday to a report of a possible meth lab. They found a woman on the floor of the apartment and a man in another room, but the officers became ill while rescuing them.
All four were treated at a hospital. WBKP/WBUP-TV reports the injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.
Police Chief Dan Willey tells WLUC-TV the suspects left the hospital before they were to be released, however. Police were looking for them.
Investigators removed components used to manufacture meth from the apartment along with hazardous waste.