KCMO police evacuated apartment building after meth lab found in apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police evacuated a northeast Kansas City apartment building Monday afternoon after a meth lab was found inside an apartment.

Emergency crews were called to the four-story brick building located near Hardesty and Scarritt avenues shortly after 2 p.m.

Sgt. Stacey Graves with the Kansas City Police Department said the call was a report of a man possibly high on drugs in the building.

When officers arrived, they discovered what appeared to be a small meth lab. The building was evacuated and investigators were called to the scene.

An ATA bus was also called to the scene to help hold the residents.

Paramedics treated one man at the scene.

Police said they received a lot of calls for disturbances lately at the building.

By 6 p.m., residents were allowed back inside their apartments.

Police said it was a portable meth lab which consisted of two coke bottles.

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