Meth lab evacuates Cocoa Beach motel
One arrested in connection to chemical discovery
Chemicals used for manufacturing methamphetamine were discovered inside a beachside motel room early Tuesday, prompting a partial evacuation.
The discovery happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Motel 6, which is located at 3701 N. Atlantic Avenue.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, a Cocoa Beach police officer responded to a call to the motel when he spotted the chemicals inside a first floor room.
Part of the motel was evacuated for more than two hours as hazardous materials specialists removed chemicals and equipment from the room.
Deputies said a man was placed under arrest in connection with the meth lab discovery. The man's name has not been released.