Police: Mobile meth lab found in vehicle in Palm Bay


PALM BAY, Fla. - Palm Bay police are investigating after a mobile meth lab was found in a man's vehicle Saturday morning.

Palm Bay police have just reopened Santo Domingo Avenue from Tucker Street to San Luis Street. The area was closed to for several hours while crews remove the potentially hazardous items.

The incident started when a resident reported a vehicle driving erratically on Minton Road. The vehicle, a 2004 Saturn, was located shortly after on Santo Domingo Avenue, officials said.

Police said the driver of the vehicle appeared intoxicated and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence. Inside the car, officers found a cooler that contained materials used in a mobile meth lab, according to officials.

The area was immediately secured and a hazmat team from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene. By noon Saturday, all of the meth-making materials were removed from the car and crews were clearing the scene.

Police have only identified the driver as a 27-year-old white male. Officials said the investigation remains ongoing.

No one was injured in the incident.