Officials: Meth-making liquid found on roof of CofC residence hall

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A special HAZMAT team from Columbia has been called to the College of Charleston after liquids consistent with meth-making materials were found on the roof of a dorm early Wednesday morning.

Charleston firefighters,  Charleston Police and College of Charleston Public Safety officers were called out to the George Street Apartments after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Mike Robertson, a spokesman for the College of Charleston, says an employee at the CVS on the corner of George and St. Phillip streets called the college about a liquid leaking into the store. The college was notified as the pharmacy is located beneath the George Street Apartments.

Robertson says Residence Life employees found two 2-liter bottles of an unknown liquid on the roof of the building.  Just before 5 a.m., crews on scene were able to determine that the liquid found was consistent with meth-making materials.  

The apartments are just for upperclassmen, according to the school's web site. The college is currently on Thanksgiving break, so Robertson says there aren't many students in the dorm.

According to Charleston Police on the scene, George Street is closed between King and St. Philip Streets as a precaution. The building will not be evacuated.

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