HAZMAT crews called to Chesterfield County neighborhood after search warrant issued

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County PoIice and HAZMAT are investigating a possible meth lab in a neighborhood off of Strathmore Road.

The initial call came in at 4:30 on Saturday afternoon on the 2800 block of Gainford Circle.

Detectives issued search warrants Sunday afternoon for a home on Gainford Circle.

After investigating, they smelled a strong odor coming from the garage.

Hazmat crews were called for added safety because of recent meth lab busts in Chesterfield, including the one just last month in the Mineola neighborhood.

When asked if the materials found were used for making meth, Lt. Jason Stocks with Chesterfield County Police said, “That’s our belief that several items that are used in the production of methamphetamines were in the home.”

Hazardous materials were also removed from the home and no nearby homes were affected.

“None of the adjoining homes were ever in jeopardy,” said Lt. Stokes. “The situation was contained to the residence.”

Virginia State Police, Chesterfield County Police, as well as Chesterfield Fire, EMS and HAZMAT were all on scene.

Police said someone has been charged, but they have not released a name.

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