A backpack filled with chemicals commonly used to make methamphetamine was found Tuesday night behind a vacant hotel in Killeen, police said.

The backpack was found around 10:30 p.m. by a security guard who was patrolling around the former Howard Johnson Inn in the 800 block of East Central Texas Expressway, said Carroll Smith, Killeen police spokeswoman.

A hazmat crew was called in to collect the meth ingredients, which can be highly volatile. The backpack was found outside, behind the hotel, and there was no sign the empty hotel had been broken into, Smith said.

Contact Jacob Brooks at jbrooks@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7468

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.