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Fertilizer Thefts in Rural Randall County

Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson

The Randall County Sheriff's Department is asking farmers to keep close tabs on their fertilizer tanks. Deputies say thieves are stealing Anhydrous Ammonia out of tanks. It is a type of fertilizer famers use on their land.

They say methamphetamine cooks are stealing the Ammonia. Then are going to remote areas of Randall county and making meth right on the road side in ditches. Farmers are trying keep from contributing to the, cost and danger the roadside meth labs create. They are trying to limit their use of the Anhydrous Ammonia fertilizer or use other methods.

Farmer, Dave Erwin is concerend over the trend, "Anhydrous Ammonia is dangerous. A lot of people have gone to liquid, grain fertilizer. The cost has really been cut back. It could definitely do some injury.

Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson is doign what he can to warn rural communtities. Sheriff Richardons said, "Remind people of the danger of chemicals used. They're very volatile, dangerous. If they come across a meth lab don't touch it."

The Randall County Sheriff's Department is asking the public for their help. If you see any suspicious activity contact them at (806) 468-5800.

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