SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a methamphetamine manufacturing operation was found Friday at a home in the East Suffolk Gardens neighborhood.
Around 9:30 a.m., police responded to the area of Truman Road for an unrelated report. Just after 10 a.m., fire crews were called for the potential hazardous material situation.
Authorities focused their investigation on a home in the 500 block of Roosevelt Drive. WAVY’s Matt Gregory reports tactical units with Virginia State Police were outside the home, demanding anyone inside to come out with their hands up. A robot was spotted outside. Tactical officers came out shortly after going in the home. One officer had a black plastic bag in hand, but no residents were seen leaving the home.
Several people who live near the house had to evacuate their homes.
“They told me have to evacuate because their might be a meth lab across the street,” Virginia Ashburn said.
Neighbors like Virginia were able to return to their homes around 5:00 p.m.
Several roads in the area were closed throughout the day Friday. Police have since cleared the scene.
Authorities are still investigating. Stay with WAVY.com for the latest on this developing news.