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Suspected Meth Lab Leads To Mitchell Apartment Evacuation

July 7, 2014, 11:25 PM by Jared Ransom

Suspected Meth Lab Leads To Mitchell Apartment Evacuation
MITCHELL, SD -

An apartment complex in Mitchell is evacuated after police discover a meth lab in one of the rooms on the top floor.

Police arrived at the apartment building on North Winsor Street around 3 p.m. The call was a criminal activity report, but when officers arrived, they discovered an apartment used as a meth lab.

"At that point, the streets were shut down around the apartment complex. We evacuated people as aprecaution due to the chemicals used in meth production," Mitchell Police Department Lieutenant Don Everson said.

The Drug Task Force secured the apartment in question by about 7 p.m., making sure there was no threat of explosion.

Lori Thomas was home this afternoon when police showed up at the building. She says the moments after law enforcement knocked on her door were very chaotic.

"We were told by the deputy sheriff to evacuate our building because of a suspected meth lab, which would've been right above me," Thomas said. "We threw some things together and decided to leave, but they did explain to is that we had to go because of a possible explosion that could occur."

After getting a moment to fully comprehend what was going on, Thomas thought about what was possibly happening right above her. She says that there were no signs of anything like that happening upstairs.

"We didn't have any suspicions about things like that. You could smell things in the hallway, but the building has an odor because it's an older building," Thomas said.

Thomas was told that they would be able to get back into the apartment by the end of the night, but even getting back into her apartment won't ease the fear she now carries.

"I was furious. I was extremely furious. I have children that live here. Older children, but none the less, children. So, they put us all in danger," Thomas said. "The chemicals for making meth are awful, and they linger, so yes, I'm going to be extremely nervous."

Severson says that two people were taken into custody from the apartment, but no names are being released at this time. People who live in the complex were allowed back into their homes at around 10:00 p.m. Monday night.

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