Longmont Meth Llab Forces Apartment Evacuation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Longmont, Colo. (AP) Seven people are out of their homes and have been decontaminated after a meth lab was discovered in their Longmont apartment building.

The six-unit building was emptied Friday after tests revealed contamination from a meth lab discovered in a basement apartment there a week before.

Seven adults were taken to a fire station for decontamination. Their pets six cats, two dogs and a bird were taken to a local humane society for boarding while the apartment building can be made safe.

Among the decontaminated residents was 42-year-old Stephen Derr, a maintenance worker at the complex who was arrested last week on suspicion of using the lab to make methamphetamines.

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