Authorities are still searching for clues after a stolen car was found parked at Citadel Mall Wednesday with meth-making materials hidden in its trunk.
The car's owner tracked the 2006 Nissan Maxima to the mall around 10 p.m. by using a GPS and contacted Charleston police, according to an incident report. Investigators ran the vehicle's tags and verified that it had been reported stolen out of Orangeburg, police said.
A Hazmat team was called to the scene after police found a duffel bag with a strong gas odor in the vehicle's trunk, according to the report. A plastic bottle inside the bag contained a yellow substance and black flakes, police said.
Investigators determined that the bottle was missing several key ingredients to cook meth and the lab was deemed inactive, police said.
No injuries were reported in the incident, police said.
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