ATTLEBORO (CBS) — Police discovered a meth lab while responding to an overdose call at an Attleboro condominium on Sunday.
Police arrived shortly after 12:30p.m. and found the resident, 52-year-old Robert Acheson, inside. Officers also found several chemicals, containers and paraphernalia suggesting crystal methamphetamine was being made.READ MORE: Victim In Lowell Homicide Identified As 22-Year-Old Dejah Jenkins-Minus
Acheson was arrested and taken to the hospital for a possible overdose, police said.
Residents in the area of the home on Knight Ave. were evacuated as a precaution.READ MORE: Patriots-Titans Week 12 Predictions
“I think it’s terrible, I mean, it’s right by the elderly housing, there’s a lot of kids on that side of the street,” neighbor Leroy Goulette told WBZ-TV.
“You always wonder, you always worry about today’s people some of them are just a little crazy out there.” another resident said. “And you wouldn’t think there would be a meth lab a stone’s throw away from your house almost.”
State Police bomb squad and hazmat units spent the afternoon at the residence.MORE NEWS: When Are Rudolph & Frosty On TV? Here's The 2021 CBS Holiday Special Schedule
Acheson is being charged with manufacturing crystal methamphetamine. He is due in court on Monday.