OPD seeks assistance locating lost vial of harmful chemical

The Odessa Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vial containing a harmful chemical that was lost in Odessa on Thursday.

An Odessa release states that an animal control officer was performing some of his required duties at the Odessa Animal Shelter when a vial of a chemical called Fatal-Plus was displaced. The release states it’s possible the officer left the vial on a vehicle and mistakenly drove away without properly securing the vial.

Odessa police could not find the vial after an extensive search, and is asking for the community’s help in locating the item so that it can be disposed of properly. If the vial is located, Odessa police said community members should not handle the vial and notify the Odessa Police Department immediately by calling 432-333-3641.