Possible Meth Lab Found Near Northwest Side School
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indy Metro Police have confirmed they found a possible meth lab Wednesday morning in a home near an elementary school.
Officers were called to the 5400 block of West 56th Street around 5 a.m. after someone spotted smoke coming from a vacant house across from Snacks Crossing Elementary School.
When police and firefighters arrived, three people ran out of the house. One of them was arrested; the other two are still on the run.
Inside the house, investigators found what appeared to be a "one-pot" meth lab. A "one-pot" lab is a plastic bottle -- most often, a 2-liter soda bottle or Gatorade bottle -- filled with chemicals.
IMPD says the home was vacant and being prepared for rental. WISH-TV reporter Kevin Ratermann says the property owners have been contacted.
Officers say they've made contact with the property owners where the meth lab was found & they don't believe they're involved. House should've been empty & this could be a possible squatter situation. #Daybreak8 #NewsTracker
— Kevin Ratermann (@Kevin_Ratermann) December 13, 2017
Classes are in session today at Snacks Crossing. Police say today's pickups and dropoffs will continue as normal, but busses will take a different route to school in order to avoid the crime scene.
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