Jackson Police make meth bust, apartment evacuated

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JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Police made a meth bust in a Prince Hollow Apartments building Friday afternoon in Jackson. The building was evacuated as a result of the discovered drugs.

The number 4 building is now empty. Mercedes Anderson lives in apartment 29.

She says she was coming back from a trip to Lexington only to find police at her doorstep.

“We walked up the ramp to my apartment to go in, and there was an officer standing at the door refraining me from going into my apartment. They said they had to have it checked out,” said Mercedes.

Police say they found her son, Samuel Anderson, inside her apartment with 2 meth labs and other meth making products.

Officials say they not only found the meth labs inside, but they also found several packages of meth ready to be sold.

Mercedes says she has no comment regarding her son's arrest or alleged actions, “other than going to the appointment [in Lexington] and coming back, this is as far as I can go with it. I don't have any idea what was going on.”

All twelve people that live in the building were evacuated, and officials expect it to be closed until at least Monday.

“I just took the kids and got out because it could have busted or anything, you never know,” said Samantha Baker, who lives inside the building.

Neighbors say the evacuation came as a surprise, but the arrest did not.

“I figured it would happen sooner or later, that they would find him eventually. It took too long I think,” said Baker.

Samuel is being held at the Three Forks Regional Jail. He was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, manufacturing meth and possession of a controlled substance.

Officials say all families evacuated were able to stay with friends or family until the building is re-opened.

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