VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A narcotics investigation was started after police came across a man with items used to make methamphetamine on the Oceanfront.
Around 4:16 p.m., officers with the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Oceanfront bike patrol found a man in a tent on the beach at 40th Street and the boardwalk. As officers interacted with the man, they discovered items that can be used to make meth.
Police say this was not an active meth lab.
“From 5 o’clock to just now, there were police vans coming and going, a white van with a trailer,” Virginia Beach resident Carol DeLuca told 10 On Your Side. “I saw a guy in a hazmat suit and so we were all concerned just wanting to know what was going on.”
Police cleared the scene shortly before 10 p.m.
One person was arrested at the scene on an existing warrant. It’s not clear whether or not that person was the man police found in the tent.
Police haven’t said if the man will be charged in connection to this incident. His name has not been released at this time.
Virginia State Police and the Virginia Beach Fire Department’s hazmat unit responded to the scene.
Authorities are still investigating.