Hazmat responds to Dayton residence for reported chemical smell

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Hazmat crews were called out to a Dayton residence after police responded to a home for a drug complaint and found signs of a possible meth lab.

Shortly after 2 pm, Dayton Police officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Weaver Street after a caller complained drug were being sold from the home.

Upon their arrival, officers made contact with the homeowner, who allowed law enforcement to enter the home. Officers found “red flag” indicators of a potential meth lab in progress, according to Sgt. Halburnt with the Dayton Police Department.

Police immediately called Hazmat crews to the scene to further investigate. Experts arrived and tested the materials that police officers initially found, concluding that the substances were nothing to be concerned about.

Cocaine and multiple handguns were found inside the residence. Additionally, police say someone in the home had an outstanding warrant out for their arrest.

Animal Control also responded to the scene and removed a few dogs from the home.

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