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Possible Meth Lab Found Near Northwest Side School

Police were called to a house across from Snacks Crossing Elementary School around 6 a.m.

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.

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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