JACKSONVILLE Fla.-- It's the last place you'd expect to find drugs, a peaceful park near a public school where young children play.
But on Sunday, police say danger loomed in one of Southside Estate Park's dugouts. A suspected mobile meth lab packed the park with police. Neighbors are outraged.
"At the park where little children are, it just blew me away," said neighbor Roxanne Rich. "I moved here because it felt so much safer."
"My nephew and the neighbors' kids they're a half-dozen kids the day before playing over there around the area and the next day there's a meth lab," said another neighbor who didn't want to reveal his identity.
The suspected meth lab was uncovered in broad daylight.
"There is usually 100 people down there for games because they are traveling teams that come in and play at the park," said another neighbor who didn't want to go on camera.
Now those who live near Southside Estates Park are asking for solutions to a park with a growing problem.
"I would feel safer if more patrols were keeping check of the park," said Rich. "I've never seen it shut or locked or anything."
A representatives for the North Florida Hurricanes traveling team, a group that practices at the park, said no children were present when the suspected meth lab was found. No arrests have been made at this point, and the incident remains under investigation.