Update: Man arrested after mobile meth lab bust in Chesapeake

Posted at 9:40 PM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-19 20:04:11-04

UPDATE: Larry Reed spoke with NewsChannel 3 in a jailhouse interview. He claims the charges against him are exaggerated.  "We wasn't riding around cooking meth. It doesn't work like that. They would've smelled it from across the parking lot," he said.

He admitted to have a meth problem, but said he does not manufacture it. He remains behind bars. He's due back in court in December.

Larry W. Reed Jr.

Chesapeake, Va. - Thursday night, police busted a mobile meth lab inside of a car in the parking lot of the Intown Suites in Chesapeake.

At around 7 p.m., officers saw what they called suspicious activity and approached a car, finding meth product inside.

39-year-old Larry W. Reed Jr. was arrested at the scene and decontaminated.

He was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Precursors.

The Mississippi resident had been staying at the hotel, but had checked out prior to his arrest.