Broward County

Body Identified in Illegal Meth Lab Inside Plantation Hotel: Police

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Police are investigating after the body of a man and an illegal meth lab were discovered Saturday at a hotel in Plantation.

Plantation police identified the body as Joshua Teems, 35, from Georgia.

Police, fire rescue and hazmat crews responded before 3 p.m to the La Quinta Inn & Suites on Peters Road near South University Drive.

Investigators recovered illicit chemicals from a hotel room and believe the man may have died of an overdose.

Police also believe this was a "shake-and-bake" operation and the man had made the drugs for his personal consumption.

The hotel was evacuated as a precaution.

“I was on the second floor and I was walking out this morning, there was a cop there for the longest time, and I said what’s going on? And he said there’s a death and that’s all I can say," said Stephen Goldberg, who said he happened to walk past the scene that morning.

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