Limestone police say a bottle found on the side of the road Thursday contained dangerous materials used to make methamphetamine.

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A local resident turned in the suspicious bottle to police after he picked it up off the side of a road in Limestone, according to a post by Limestone Police Chief Stacey Mahan.

The Limestone Police Department contacted the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and drug experts confirmed that the contents of the bottle was indeed the remnants of the "shake and bake" method of making meth, Mahan said.

The Department of Environmental Protection was called in to safely dispose of the bottle.

Mahan is advising people not to touch any discarded container if they suspect it may have been used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. It's best to leave it where it is and call police immediately so they can contact the appropriate agencies for proper handling and disposal of the materials.