Newport News Police investigating possible meth lab on airport property

Posted at 3:25 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 22:38:51-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Police Department is investigating a possible meth lab discovered in the 12400 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Officers were initially dispatched in reference to a suspicious person. When they arrived, they checked the wooded area behind Sam's Club, where a tent and what officers identified as a potential meth lab were located.

The call was upgraded to a hazmat situation, and the Newport News Fire Department was also notified.

The wood-line area is airport property.

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