Why Are Ten Barrels Under Bridge?
LABELLE, FL. -- For many weeks ten 30-gallon chemical barrels were stored under a bridge on Birchwood Parkway just north of the Hendry-Glades county line.
Why they were there is a mystery. One white container was marked as Landmaster II. It's a herbicide. The 30-gallon container had an 800 number for the manufacturer Diamond-R Fertilizer Company of Ft. Pierce. The company said they didn't know why so many barrels would be hidden under the bridge but advised to make a call to their LaBelle office.
The LaBelle office didn't have any idea why they were there but said someone might be able to pick them up.
A contact was then made to the Glades county Emergency Management office who said they could pick them up.
While the ten barrels were just a few yards away from a two small lakes it didn't seems like there was any evidence of a spill that might have contaminated the water where cattle and horses drink.
Some locals speculate the chemicals might have been used in making methamphetamines; crystal meth or crank meth.
The barrels have now been pick up. Any ideas on why they were under the bridge?
Video: 10 barrels under the Birchwood Bridge and the nearby lake where livestock drink and graze.