Man Set Up Meth Lab in Park Bathroom: Police

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, Florida.

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, who was arrested on charges including manufacture or delivery of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and possession of paraphernalia.

Hill was being held on $56,000 bond Wednesday, jail records showed. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.

He's also a suspect in a home burglary.

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