The police bust suspected of trying to cook meth in a White Castle

A White Castle restaurant is shown in Cincinnati, Dec. 1, 2003.


This suspect was cooking up more than sliders.

A person was taken into custody after Indiana State Police reportedly discovered a suspected “one pot” methamphetamine lab in a Hobart White Castle Friday morning, according to WGN9 Chicago.

The authorities were called to the restaurant just before 11 a.m. after employees reported a suspicious client, WGN9 said.

Hobart Police say they believe multiple people were involved, including a customer who was seen sitting in a corner in the restaurant, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported. It is not clear whether that is the person who was taken into custody.

State police officers were able to contain and collect the chemical. Meanwhile, four Hobart police officers were treated for exposure to chemical substances, ABC7 Chicago reported.

A spokesman for White Castle said the restaurant was reopened by 6 p.m., Friday after an inspection of the Hobart Board of Health.

White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson told WGN9 in a statement: “We are proud of our White Castle team members who quickly alerted the local authorities about a suspicious customer, and grateful for the Hobart Police quick response. We are grateful to be part of a community where everyone looks out for one another and work together to keep our neighborhoods safe.”

Costs have not yet been submitted, according to ABC7.

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