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RPD investigates fumes report on Hill Street

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer

The Riverton Police Department is continuing to investigate the discovery of substances related to initial concerns about possible methamphetamine production at a Hill Street home on Friday night.

Chief of Police Mike Broadhead in an interview on Saturday morning said officers responded to a report of a toxic smell at a home in the area.

"We had an odor investigation up there of noxious fumes," Broadhead said, noting there was initial concern "that a guy was trying to manufacture meth."

A hazardous materials team responded to the home and confiscated materials found in the residence, he said.

Investigators "did find some suspicious substances," but there was no indication that methamphetamine had been manufactured, Broadhead said. "Nobody was placed under arrest but the investigation continues."

Riverton police dispatch logs indicated police responded to a report at 120 S. Hill St. for a call about a suspicious person or circumstance received at 11:35 p.m. on Friday.

Yellow police tape remained around a home in the area on Saturday morning.

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