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Jacksonville Hotel Meth Lab Forces 200 to Evacuate

5:44 AM, Mar 13, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A methamphetamine lab caused a First Coast hotel to evacuate 200 of its patrons and sent two men to jail.

At about 10 a.m. Monday the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance call at the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel near the intersection of Baymeadows Road and I-95.

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When they got there, officers discovered a meth lab and evacuated the building. The hotel arranged to send the evacuees to other properties the hotel chain owns in the city.

Investigators said this is the sixth meth lab of the year, and said it's something that is becoming more prevalent on the First Coast.

Just last week the Department of Children and Families removed children from a home on Herta Street after JSO discovered a meth lab there.

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