Ingredients to make crystal meth found inside car in Hollywood
Police: 2 people in custody
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Two people are in custody after ingredients used to make crystal meth were found inside a car they were riding in Friday morning.
The couple has been identified as Colleen Kirk, 44, and Mitchell Haine, 32.
Police said they pulled the driver over at Cleveland Street and Dixie Highway, and found the materials inside the car's trunk.
Moments later, the DEA, fire rescue officials and a Hazmat team arrived at a home in connection with the people inside the car at Garfield Street and 24th Avenue, expecting to find a meth lab operating out of the apartment.
Authorities blocked off several square blocks in the area, and evacuated anyone who lives or works nearby.
"They rattled us out of bed and told us, 'You need to get out in ten minutes. There are dangerous materials around here and a possible explosion could happen,'" said a man who lives in the neighborhood.
Police said pseudoephedrine, liquid heat, batteries and fuel were just a few of the questionable materials found inside the car. After further investigation, authorities said no one appeared to be operating a meth lab outside the home.
Still, police are questioning Kirk and Haine and charges are pending.
Kirk was previously arrested in 2003 in Broward County on possession of cocaine charges. Haine has no arrest history in South Florida.
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