UPDATE-2: Oshkosh police find meth lab in garage - WBAY

UPDATE-2: Oshkosh police find meth lab in garage

Updated: Jun 27, 2014 03:57 PM
Oshkosh police have been at the scene of a suspected meth lab on Central Street since early Friday morning, after receiving a tip from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Police report a man and woman, both from Oshkosh, were arrested for possession of drugs after the traffic stop. Police say the Washington County Sheriff's Office called them at about 2:45 Friday morning that there might be a meth lab at a home on the 1500-block of Central Street.

Police checked it out, and found chemicals which are used for making meth in the garage."They've got battery cleaner, they've got different types of chemicals that are very flammable. You mix these chemicals together and they can actually cause an explosive danger. And that's something neighbors should be aware of."

Police say neighbors were notified. Darryl Schmidt, the next-door neighbor, lives 30 feet away.

"I cannot imagine in this neighborhood a meth lab," he said. "Second house, third house down, they've got two little kids. You can imagine what the could have done if that would have all exploded. We would have had fires all over the place."

A crime scene clean-up crew from Chicago arrived at about 5:30 to remove the chemicals and were on the scene for about an hour.

"Thank God for our police department. He told me if that would have exploded, when it goes out it sticks and everything would be on fire," Schmidt said.

Some neighbors tell Action 2 News they had suspicions of drug activity, and that for the past couple of months different people were seen coming and going from the property at all hours.

"You see this down in Chicago or bigger cities, so I guess they can't control it. I don't know. Too bad," Arlene Krenn said.

"I'm just glad they're caught," Dan Krenn added.

The woman, who's 33, and the man, who's 32, could face drug possession charges in Washington County. At this time Oshkosh police are continuing their investigation.

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