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Methamphetamine lab found at Westside Diamond Inn motel

February 20, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – About 100 guests at a Westside motel were forced into the parking lot of a nearby Office Depot parking lot Sunday after a methamphetamine lab was found in the motel, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.gwrgwsgrsgfxcvgx

Police were called to the Diamond Inn on Ramona Boulevard near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Lane Avenue around 11:30 a.m. after the meth lab was found on the property, officials said.

According to police, a maintenance worker found the lab and notified the front desk staff, who then called the police.

The JSO Clandestine Lab Response Team was called to the scene to ensure everyone’s safety, officials said.

Josh Fountain, who has been staying at the motel, said he and his wife knew something was off. Fountain reported to the front desk that there was a “funky smell” coming in through the air conditioning vents.

“It’s just a scary thing that people are cooking this stuff a few feet from you,” Fountain said.

Police said they evacuated the inn for over four hours while they investigated. Guests were allowed to return to their rooms around 3:30 p.m.

Officers said they haven’t made any arrests and there were no injuries.