Residents and deputies exposed to chemicals

A possible methamphetamine lab has been discovered in an apartment on West Pope Road on Anastasia Island according to a report received by Historic City News this evening.

At least two deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office were exposed to dangerous and volatile chemicals after responding to the apartment; requiring emergency decontamination treatments.

Deputies implemented an evacuation of residents in several adjacent apartments while detectives with the Special Investigations Unit continued their investigation of the premises.

Two residents were also exposed and had to be decontaminated by hazardous materials personnel with St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

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