Three people arrested after police find meth lab in Berry Blvd. apartment
It happened Friday, just after 12 p.m. at an apartment near the corner of Berry Boulevard and Manslick Road.
Police say a woman called 911 dispatchers to report that her neighbor was cooking meth, and that she could smell a strong odor coming from that apartment.
When police arrived, officers say the apartment tenant -- 45-year-old Jimmy Ashford -- gave them verbal and written permission to search his home.
As soon as they got inside, officers could smell a strong odor of gas coming from the apartment, according to arrest reports. Officers then allegedly found a 20-ounce bottle smoking in the bathroom.
Immediately after this discovery, police say they got out of the apartment and contacted the Louisville Metro Police Clandestine Lab Team, a special unit experienced in responding to and dismantling meth labs.
The team allegedly found a vessel containing chemicals commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. They also allegedly found drug paraphernalia associated with the production of methamphetamine.
Police arrested Ashford, along with 41-year-old Lena Brock and 39-year-old Dana Potts, who were also allegedly at the apartment. All three of them have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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