NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Officers found a strong odor associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine at a Norfolk home Monday.
"It's unbelievable. It's pretty quiet down here," said Gina Collett, a neighbor.
Karen Parker-Chesson with the Norfolk Police Department told WAVY.com officers were dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of West Ocean View Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. for a report of occupants possibly making methamphetamine.
Andre Johnson, a nearby resident, told WAVY.com, "I got kids. It makes me want to move now. It's a safety problem.
When officers arrived, they came upon the strong smell. Fire crews were dispatched to the scene and conducted air screening tests.
"They were like it was going to blow up this whole area and they had to evacuate everybody last night," said Deshaun Jones, another neighbor.
Parker-Chesson said search warrants were secured and Fitzhugh L. Warren III and Ashley Dow were arrested. Both were residents of the home.
44-year-old Warren was charged with two counts of meth mix-distribute, three counts of possession with intent to sell and distribute, one count of conspiracy to violate drug control act (a felony), and one count of premises deemed nuisance.
19-year-old Dow was charged with one count of possession of meth and one count conspiracy to distribute meth.
Warren is being held in the city jail without bond. Dow is out of jail.
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