Meth lab discovered inside motel room
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are investigating after a meth lab was discovered inside a South Florida motel room.
Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue crews, along with DEA agents, evacuated guests at the Relax Inn located on Federal Highway on Monday afternoon. "I got here today, and I left to go to Publix, and I walked down 17th Street and I came back and there was cop cars," said hotel guest Michael Case.
According to police, the meth lab was discovered when two men and a woman became involved in an argument. They were then asked by the motel employees to leave. When police arrived on the scene, they escorted 22-year-old Tonya Jones, Michael Tybird and another man out of the motel. Jones then told police a man had been cooking meth inside their room.
One man was taken into police custody for questioning.
"A lot of prostitution and drug-related and a lot of traffic in and out, especially around the holidays," said Trese, who lives near the motel.
Trese is concerned because she lives several feet away from where the meth lab was discovered. "It's crazy because I know that's a lot of chemicals, and my children's room is right there in the back of the hotel, so it's pretty scary," she said.
Police have not released the identity of the man who was taken into questioning. Charges remain pending.
Jones was arrested for possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
Police have not arrested anyone in connection to the alleged meth lab.
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