Theft Of Car Batteries May Fuel Meth Production

Posted at 8:08 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 23:39:20-04

Police across middle Tennessee are warning about an increasing trend with ties to meth production.

Police in Spring Hill and Clarksville say they've been investigating several car battery thefts.

On Tuesday, Spring Hill Police released photos from a theft this year at the local Walmart, and Clarksville Police say victims have reported 120 car batteries there, in just the last three months.

Packard's Service Center in Donelson says they were hit by battery thieves back in June, who stole six batteries.

Police say car batteries can be used in the production of meth, or thieves can sell the batteries for as little as $5 apiece.