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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Five people were arrested late Monday night after Louisville Metro Police say they discovered an active meth lab in an apartment just off of Dixie Highway.
According to multiple arrest reports, police were dispatched to an apartment on Brick Kiln Lane, near the intersection of Dixie Highway and Upper Hunters Trace, based on suspicions that a meth lab was at that location.
When officers arrived, they allegedly looked through the window and saw several people running around frantically inside the apartment.
Police say when one of the suspects saw them, he tried to jump out the back window, but instead dashed out the front door, carrying a small dish with meth in it.
When officers got inside the apartment, they allegedly found an active meth lab with a "large amount" of gas being emitted.
They also allegedly found four suspects hiding in a bedroom closet.
Five people were arrested, in total. They included 43-year-old Gary W. Mirick of Louisville, 19-year-old Jessica D. Fields of Elizabethtown, 40-year-old Tammy E. Lemons of Shepherdsville, 25-year-old Virgil A. Lanham of Louisville and 18-year-old Ashley N. Casey of Shepherdsville.
All of them were charged with manufacturing meth and tampering with physical evidence, according to the arrest reports.