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St. Petersburg, Florida -- Pinellas deputies say a St. Pete man's day at the beach included cooking up some methamphetamine.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies noticed a dark colored Chevy Silverado parked along the tree line of Gandy Beach on Saturday night. Investigators made contact with the suspect, 24-year-old Charles J. Tapp, and discovered several needles inside the truck. During their investigation, deputies saw items that indicated the truck was possibly being used to manufacture meth.

Narcotics detectives were called in, and Tapp was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of the chemicals pseudoephedrine and hydrochloric gas.

Deputies say that during their interview with Tapp, he admitted he was cooking meth at the beach. He was taken to Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

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