CRESTWOOD, Missouri (KMOV)– Authorities evacuated several homes because of a methamphetamine bust in Crestwood Friday morning.
Police said officers responded to a report of a methamphetamine lab at a home in the 700 block of Fieldcrest around 11:30 a.m.
Authorities said officers were standing in the street when the suspect drove by and tried to run them over. Police caught him and recovered a hand gun they believe he threw out the window.
“I’m not happy with him at all, but we’ll be going through the prosecutor’s office for the assault charge initially, and then whatever stems from the rest of this investigation,” said Crestwood Police Chief Mike Paillou.
Undercover drug officers were called to the scene and suited up in Haz-Mat gear and oxygen tanks to handle the manufactured meth. They hauled out tanks, bags, boxes and bottles, which were taken to an off-site location in Franklin County to be properly discarded.
Police said at least a dozen homes were evacuated because officials were concerned chemicals coming from the house were dangerous. Those residents were let back in their homes after about two and a half hours.