Man hospitalized in Dover mobile meth lab incident

DOVER — An unidentified man was hospitalized during a Thursday morning response to two one-pot meth labs found in a parking lot, Dover Police said later in the day.

The sequence began just before 8:30 a.m. when St. Francis EMS were called to a Forest Avenue parking lot for a medical emergency (possible drug overdose), authorities said. A concerned citizen initially reported the situation, according to Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

Arriving EMS “quickly discovered a possible mobile meth lab in (a) vehicle,” according to a Dover Fire Department Facebook post. More first responders were then called to the scene and the man was transported to the hospital “for evaluation,” DFD said.

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control personnel removed materials from the vehicle and safely neutralized them.

Dover PD took over the investigation and said charges were pending.

Police described the meth labs that “are thicker plastic bottles (usually soda or some kind of juice bottle) that contain ingredients that cause a chemical reaction to manufacture a small amount of methamphetamine.

“Once those items were located, the appropriate HazMat teams/agencies responded and safely disposed of the contents.”

The parking lot was cordoned off to the public until approximately 11 a.m. when the bottles and contents were safely disposed of, police said.

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