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Call about possible break-in leads police to meth lab

A call about a possible break-in helped police bust a meth lab.

Police found the lab on Mimosa Drive, just outside Winchester, on Wednesday morning.

Officers originally responded for a report of a break-in. They discovered the lab after going to the caller's neighbor to ask if they'd seen anything.

Meth cleanup experts from Kentucky State Police were called in to help contain the two one-step meth labs and two HCL generators being used to make meth in a shed.

Several officers said the generators were running extremely warm, making them dangerous around the highly volatile chemicals.

Once the officers noticed that one of the labs was still actively cooking, they immediately took steps to keep neighbors close by safe.

"The police came and knocked on our door and told us they thought we should evacuate because there was a meth lab next door and that it could explode," says a neighbor who did not want to be identified. "It could have been real dangerous to the whole neighborhood around us."

Police have made one arrest so far. The neighbor says she believes a little girl lives in the home as well. It's unclear where she was at the time of the bust.

We were told a deputy from the Clark County Sheriff's Office was injured during the incident. He was taken to the hospital to be treated but is expected to be okay.


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