RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Neighbors say they knew something was wrong when they smelled something funny coming from a home. Now a Richmond man is in jail. Richmond police say 39-year-old James Jones was making meth inside a house on W. Kentucky Ave. Wednesday.
"It looked like a big mess. Seriously, the cops, they was lined all the way up and down," explained witness Paula Cope.
Neighbors told WKYT police were on W. Kentucky Ave. for hours Wednesday.
"Fire and rescue, Richmond police, they all come in around 9 o'clock. They stormed the house and they brought five people out. They put them in the back of a Dodge Dakota, had them in cuffs then they decontaminated them. The guys came in, decontaminated the house," said Joseph Rader. Rader lives right beside the home police searched and later decontaminated. He called police when he smelled something funny coming from inside the house.
"You could smell a chemical smell," described Rader, "there was constant traffic constantly all the time. People coming in and out. All hours of the night. Always."
Police arrested Rader's neighbor, James Jones, for fleeing and evading police, resisting arrest, and manufacturing methamphetamine.
"It's less than 30 yards away from our house. We're relieved that they're gone," said Rader.