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Neighborhood evacuated after police find volatile substance

Several evacuations were ordered in a Frankfort neighborhood after police say they found a volatile substance in a home.

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say they were serving an arrest warrant around 11:30 p.m. at a house on Northwood Road, off Schenkel Lane, when they smelled marijuana.

They arrested the person inside, 30-year-old Joshua Logan.

Deputies say they found more than 100 marijuana plants inside the house.

That is also when investigators say they found the volatile substance, which they say is possibly some sort of explosive material.

Kentucky State Police explosives units were called to the scene, as well as a bomb squad from the Lexington Police Department.

Everyone living within 300 yards of the property has been evacuated.

Neighbors say they're shocked at what's happening.

"You just can't believe it's possibly explosives in a house that has always been very quiet in the neighborhood," neighbor Dale Rogers said.

Investigators aren't saying when people who were forced from their homes may be allowed to re-enter.

Around 2:30 p.m., crews blew up the substance, and they're now in the process of cleaning it up.

Investigators want to inspect the entire home to make sure nothing dangerous remains, before allowing people to return to their homes. They hope to lift the evacuation order sometime Tuesday night.

Police say people who have been evacuated can call 502-352-2119 for more information about when they can return home.

Logan is currently at the Franklin County Detention Center.

He's charged with failure to pay child support, ten counts of wanton endangerment, and two counts of cultivating marijuana.


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