LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested three people after officers found a meth lab inside a Berry Boulevard 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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