Meth lab residue on money sickens workers at Circle K gas station in Ann Arbor
Jessica Webster | AnnArbor.com
The Circle K gas station at Stadium Boulevard and Packard Road in Ann Arbor remained closed Friday morning following the discovery Thursday of residue from a methamphetamine lab on money at the station, firefighters said.
Ann Arbor firefighters went to the station at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday after three workers at the station began feeling ill, said Battalion Chief Randy Menard. The Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Response Team also responded and determined cash at the station used to purchase money orders had been contaminated with chemicals from a methamphetamine lab, Menard said.
Authorities also called in the Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI and Michigan State Police, Menard said.
The substance that made the workers feel ill had not been identified, Menard said, but authorities determined it was on a large sum of cash that was used to purchase money orders at the station.
The workers were taken to the hospital for evaluation, but were not believed to have been seriously injured.