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January 10, 2013

Police find meth lab at Sawgrass Marriott: Truth & Rumors

Posted at 11:50 AM by Samantha Glover | Categories: Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass, Truth & Rumors

Police discovered a meth lab in a hotel room at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa, which has a close working relationship with the PGA Tour's Players Championship on the famed Stadium Course, according to Action News Jacksonville.

Sgt. Chuck Mulligan tells Action News a man and a woman checked into the resort. The credit card they used made security suspicious that there could be a fraud issue.

Security went to investigate more, that's when deputies say a security guard noticed equipment that is used for cooking meth. Mulligan says the security guard is a former law enforcement officer who knew the signs of a meth lab and called the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say the lab was in the process of actively cooking drugs when it was discovered.

Five rooms near the meth lab were evacuated as HAZMAT crews went in to begin the cleaning process. Mulligan says the cleanup was difficult, because the room is on an upper floor and crews had to bring in pipes to pump out potentially hazardous air and chemicals.

According to Action News, the scale of the meth operation was small, but the lab could have posed a danger to other guests.

Investigators described the lab as a small "one-pot" operation. While the size of the operation may have been small, Action News has learned the danger posed by one of these devices is still high. Small units similar to the one discovered in the resort have the power to blow a hole through a wall. Sgt. Mulligan estimates the cost of the cleanup could be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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