Apartments evacuated following meth bust

One suspect jumped out a second-story window and was injured, according to authorities.
One suspect jumped out a second-story window and was injured, according to authorities.

ARDMORE, TN (WAFF) - Tennessee authorities took four people into custody as the result of a meth bust late Thursday evening.

It happened at a unit of the Highland Rim Apartments, Phase II in Ardmore, TN.

Officials at the scene said one person attempted to flee the scene by jumping out a second-story window. That person was sent to Huntsville Hospital with an injured leg. Officials said this suspect has outstanding warrants in Madison County.

Authorities arrested Amber Lynn Jones, of Hazel Green, James David Waldrop, Patricia Dean Waldrop, both of Ardmore. All three were charged with unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of meth for resale, intent to manufacture and three counts aggregated child abuse and neglect.

According to neighbors, the apartment manager became suspicious and demanded to be let into the apartment. She was apparently in contact with fumes at the scene and was later seen being decontaminated by HAZMAT units at the scene.

Officials confirmed a meth lab was found inside the apartment and various chemicals had been stashed within the walls of the apartment and some surrounding units.

Four units were evacuated out of precaution. Residents were still not allowed into the apartments Friday morning as authorities continue to investigate.

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