Man accused of making meth in public bathroom

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a 20-year-old man is accused of trying to set up a meth lab in a restroom at a park in New Smyrna Beach.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) reports a construction worker called 911 on Tuesday to report smoke that smelled of chemicals and acid coming from the men’s bathroom at Detwiler Park.

Police and a hazardous materials team went to the park to investigate. Inside the bathroom, they found remnants of a one-pot meth lab. The restroom wasn’t seriously damaged.

The worker told police he saw a man running from the area with a bag in his hand.

Evidence led investigators to Justin Hill. He’s also a suspect in a home burglary.

He was released from jail and records don’t say whether he has an attorney.

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