Meth Lab Found in the Back of a Car in Florida

What are the chances to go to your local Walmart store and see a man manufacturing illegal drugs in the back of a car? Well, if you live in Florida, the chances are pretty high, as you are about to find out.
Mobile meth lab 1 photo
Photo: St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
Police officers from St. Augustine, Florida, were called at the local Walmart store for a shoplifter. While walking the suspect to his car, they were shocked to discover an illegal meth lab, also known as “one-pot operation,” in a bucket, where they initially thought the suspect was hiding the stolen merchandise.

According to a Walmart employee, the suspect stole $1,700 worth of goods from the store before being caught with the mobile meth lab.

The deputies were rushed to the hospital after they were exposed to fumes. Other precaution measures were immediately taken, and the entire area was closed for a few hours while HAZMAT teams dealt with the mobile meth lab.

Also, the stolen goods were decontaminated before they were sold again, as was the car before it was returned to its rightful owner. Maybe you would expect for the vehicle to have been stolen, but according to Firstcoastnews, it was actually borrowed.

It seems that the Florida state is currently fighting with a methamphetamine crisis, as recently more and more people are being arrested because of this drug. On December 16, two men were jailed after they were convicted for distributing meth throughout Southwest Florida.

Unfortunately, little children are sometimes being drawn in this drug addiction matter. Three known cases shocked the entire community this year. In February, a little child became critically sick after drinking a chemical used to manufacture methamphetamine. At the beginning of December, two other children were flown to the hospital after they ingested a substance used by their parents to make the drug.
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