Shoplifting investigation leads to meth lab near Kaukauna trail

Photo: Chris O'Sullivan / MGN
Photo: Chris O'Sullivan / MGN(KOSA)
Published: May. 4, 2018 at 9:39 AM CDT
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A shoplifting investigation led Kaukauna Police to a meth lab.

On May 3, officers were called to the Piggly Wiggly store on E. Ann St for a report of shoplifters.

Store employees were able to hold one of the alleged shoplifters, but another was able to get away. The second suspect ran to the Konkapot Trail area.

Police found the man hiding in a wooded area near the trail. They also found evidence of "hazardous meth making material."

The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation was called to dispose of the clandestine meth lab and clean up waste.

Part of the Konkapot Trail was closed during cleanup. It has reopened to the public.

A 28-year-old Oshkosh man was taken to jail on an outstanding warrant.