48-year-old man charged with making meth in Chesterfield home

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Robert W. Stewart, 48, of the 2800 block of Gainford Circle, was charged with manufacture, sale, possession of a controlled substance.

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – A 48-year-old man was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in the Bensley neighborhood in Chesterfield County.

Robert W. Stewart, of the 2800 block of Gainford Circle, was charged with manufacture, sale, and possession of a controlled substance.

It was reported during a traffic stop that drug activity was occurring at the residence.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence.

Possible meth lab in Bellwood neighborhood (SOURCE: George Lamb Jr.)

Possible meth lab in Bellwood neighborhood (SOURCE: George Lamb Jr.)

A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing and other drug use.

Because authorities found items consistent with the potential production of methamphetamine, HAZMAT crews and state police were called to the scene so crews could remove potentially dangerous items from the home.

George Lamb Jr., who lives in the neighborhood, said he noticed the disturbance and took to his roof to snap photos of the scene.

“There is a HAZMAT truck, medical response unit, multiple fire trucks and a heavy police presence,” Lamb wrote.

Virginia State Police and Chesterfield Fire and EMS assisted at the scene. The investigation continues.