Apparent meth lab bust near St. Augustine Road

7:08 PM, Sep 30, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspected meth lab in the 3700 block of Pineview Circle. That's near St. Augustine Road and Emerson Street.

Officers responded Sunday afternoon to a 911 call from a woman who reported a domestic violence situation, according to police.

When officers arrived on scene at 2:15 p.m. they found the suspect and much more.

"Sure enough, someone matching the description came running out and they took him into custody," said Office Lt. Jimmy Judge with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. "He left the door open and they could see in the house, in plain view, what they described as a science experiment. And they knew from experience that it's most likely going to be a meth lab."

The suspect was taken into custody by police.

As a precaution, police evacuated nearby homes. 

A hazmat team was also called to the scene along with other emergency crews and investigators to disassemble the apparent meth lab and to decontaminate the home.

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