Man attempting to cook meth triggers hazmat response



RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) – A Richmond man was arrested Friday night after police and a hazmat team were called to a home off Richmond Townhouse Road.

The man, who has not been identified, was attempting to cook meth in the kitchen, according to police.

Police said they were contacted just after 6 p.m. Friday by the man’s girlfriend, who sought to file a domestic assault and battery complaint against the man.

The woman told police it was the result of an argument after she had arrived home to find her boyfriend trying to make a small amount of meth using cold medicine and other ingredients.

Believing there may have been dangerous chemicals inside the home, police called in the town’s fire department and a hazmat team from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to secure the scene.

Police assured there’s no danger to the surrounding neighborhood.

The man has only lived in Richmond for about two weeks, according to police, having recently moved there from the southeastern United States.

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