Jacksonville, FL - Police arrested two men they say are responsible for a meth lab which temporarily shut down the Main Street bridge Tuesday.
Authorities arrested 47-year-old James Jackson and 44-year-old Ernest Tutton. The arrest report indicates police found the pair in a wooded area at the off-ramp of the Main Street Bridge and Acosta Bridge. Investigators say they had an entire meth lab going. Police say they found methamphetamine manufacturing chemicals, equipment, precursors, scales, syringes, pipes, plastic bottles, a razor blade and a glass dish with white powder.
On Tuesday, both the bomb squad and hazmat were called to the scene, and traffic was diverted several ways. At one point the Main Street Bridge was shut down over concerns for air quality and safety.
Both suspects are now in police custody. They are facing several charges including manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing paraphernalia for the manufacture of delivery of drugs.
Police tell us they have not found a meth site in a location like this before.