NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - An investigation at Norfolk military housing resulted in the arrest of a military wife on methamphetamine charges.
Officers responded to 528 Eilers Street July 3 around 3 p.m.. That's in the Ben Morell military housing area.
Investigators discovered a plastic bag that contained several items related to manufacturing methamphetime, according to police spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson.
Maria Williams, who lives at the home, was charged with three counts manufacturing methamphetamine and one count of possessing two or more pre-cursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Williams was charged two weeks earlier with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.
A red note from the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration was posted on the front porch, that read:
A clandestine laboratory for the manufacture of illegal drugs and/or hazardous chemicals was seized at this location.
Known hazardous chemicals have been disposed of pursuant to the law.
However, there still may be hazardous substances or waste products on this property, either in buildings or in the ground itself. Please exercise caution while on these premises.
A green note posted by the Norfolk Fire Marshal's Office on the same front porch reads:
This structure is unsafe or unfit for habitation and its use or occupancy has been prohibited by the FIRE MARSHAL.
It is unlawful to remove, cover, deface or destroy this placard (City Code section 29-75).
Unauthorized persons found on premises will be arrested.
Penalty: Up to $2500 fine and/or 12 months in jail.
The investigation determined Williams' husband was not involved and was unaware of what was taking place in the home while he was out of town.
The investigation is ongoing.
June 25, HAZMAT crews were called to a suspected meth lab off Forrest Avenue in the Glenwood Park neighborhood , which is only blocks away from the Ben Morell military housing complex.
Police have not released any connection between the two cases.
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