Explosive device investigation led to discovery of suspected meth lab at Norfolk park

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by Carl Leimer, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 5:55 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 5:45 PM

Tarrallton Park

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NORFOLK-A suspected meth lab was discovered at a Norfolk park early Thursday when a 21-year-old man was arrested there on a charge of making an explosive device, authorities told WVEC.com.

Police officers from the 2nd Precinct responded to call of suspicious person in Tarrallton Park and found Johnathan E. Jacobsen in the picnic area with items required to make an explosive device, they stated.

It was during that investigation that authorities say they found evidence Jacobsen was in the process of making meth.

Fire and hazmat crews arrived around 1:30 a.m. and were bagging up items and at one point pouring out some liquid.

Authorities cleared the scene about 5:30 a.m.

Authorities did not release information about what items were found and what kind of explosive device they would be used to make.

Police have charged the Norfolk man with possession of meth and precursors to manufacture meth.

According to records in Norfolk General District Court, Jacobsen has been arrested in November 2012 on a charge of possession of an explosive device.  The charged was amended to to illegal dumping and, according to Circuit Court records, Jacobsen was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to be on unsupervised probation for three years.
 

 

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