Jacksonville, Fl. - The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office stumbled upon a meth lab in Mandarin Friday.
Officers smelled a strange odor and saw items commonly associated with making meth inside one of the apartments, according to JSO.
Upon seeing the items, WOKV is told the officers left the apartment and called in a special narcotics unit to investigate. The bomb squad and firefighters also responded.
Police said the tenants living next-to, above and below the apartment were evacuated.
“At this time I don’t know how volatile it was, but I think we are just going on the side of making sure everything is safe,” said Sgt. Paul Restivo.
Sgt. Restivo did not go into detail about what items were found in the apartment that sparked the investigation.
No arrests have been made as of Friday morning, according to JSO.
Officers originally responded to the complex off of San Jose Boulevard after getting reports of a fight taking place inside the apartment housing the lab.