A Sarasota man has been accused of operating a meth lab after police said they found “highly volatile” materials used to make methamphetamine outside of a residence near the intersection of Proctor and Swift roads.
Joshua M. Bradley, 37, of Sarasota, was arrested by Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies after someone complained of possible explosives in front of his home on the 2700 Block of Grand Cayman Street.
When deputies arrived at the residence at about 6 p.m. on Friday, they found the materials used to make methamphetamines.
The Sarasota County Fire Department secured the area to ensure there were no explosions.
Detectives were able to connect Bradley to the materials and to a meth-making operation.
Bradley was charged with trafficking methamphetamine (between 28 and 200 grams), production of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
He was arrested on Thursday for an unrelated warrant stemming from larceny charges. He is being held at the Sarasota County Jail in lieu of a $28,120 bond.