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Convenience store robbery leads to finding suspected meth lab in Hampton

Convenience store robbery leads to finding suspected meth lab in Hampton
Posted at 6:20 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-13 18:20:54-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division is investigating a business robbery that lead to the finding of a meth lab on April 12.

At around 1:59 p.m., officials were informed of a business robbery that had happened at the 7–Eleven located in the 300 block of East Mercury Boulevard.

The suspect entered the business, displayed a firearm, and demanded money, according to police. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the area on foot towards a nearby trailer park.

The suspect is described as a black male, is his mid 20s, last seen wearing a black mask, black jacket, blue-hooded sweatshirt, tan pants, and black sneakers.

Officers quickly went to the area to attempt to find the suspect. During the search for the suspect officers located a suspected meth lab in a residence in the 300 block of East Mercury Boulevard.

Further investigation revealed materials consistent with items that are found when making methamphetamine.

The Virginia State Police and Drug Enforcement Agency Division 5 Drug Clandestine Unit and the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue Hazmat Team both responded to the scene and assisted the Hampton Police Division with the investigation.

On April 19 Dennis Baily Pulley, Jr., was arrested in connection with the illegal narcotics investigation.