NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Authorities say a 20-year-old man is accused of trying to set up a meth lab in a restroom at a park in New Smyrna Beach.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports a construction worker called 911 on Tuesday to report smoke that smelled of chemicals and acid coming from the men’s bathroom at Detwiler Park.
Police and a hazardous materials team went to the park to investigate. Inside the bathroom, they found remnants of a one-pot meth lab. The restroom wasn’t seriously damaged.
The worker told police he saw a man running from the area with a bag in his hand.
Evidence led investigators to Justin Hill. He’s also a suspect in a home burglary.
He was released from jail and records don’t say whether he has an attorney.