NORFOLK, Va. - Narcotics officers with the Norfolk Police Department are investigating a meth lab on a boat at the Willoughby Boat Ramp.
Officers were at the marina, located in the 1500 block of Bayville Street, around 2 p.m. on Friday.
Investigators discovered what appears to be a small amount of materials consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine inside the boat.
One boater tells News 3, he saw the boat anchored in the water near the ramp for a little less than a week. However, the area is known as a good place to park, so he did not think much about it.
Some other boaters that were out on the water Friday say they were shocked to hear what happened.
"It's startling to say the least," says Linwood Walton. "That's kind of scary, they're finding them in the neighborhoods, and it's not good for anybody, not good for the community, the fishing community, it makes everybody look bad."
Police charged 55-year-old Kenneth J. Stroop of Norfolk, with two counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, and one count of possession of 2 or more precursors-methamphetamine.
The Meth Lab Task Force responded to the location to collect the materials.