State Police on Thursday confirmed that it was a meth lab that brought them to 318 South Frankfort Street, in Frankfort, Wednesday night and kept them there into the early morning hours of Thursday. They evacuated the home and their Crime Scene Emergency Response Team removed hazardous materials from the second floor apartment. Ninety-year-old Mary Sportello has lived two doors away for the past 70 years. She says the spectacle that played out just two doors away Wednesday night was a first.
"Many, many cars, at least seven or eight cars there. In fact, when I came home from church, I couldn't get home," said Sportello.
Right across the street from the home State Police say hid the meth lab: the Frankfort Police Department.
"Scary. Scary. And I said, to think, the police are right across the street and they have nerve to do something like that??" said Sportello.
Salvatore LaBarbera, Jr. walks his one-year-old son frequently in the neighborhood.
"Kinda not shocked, because it seems to be a common thing now the past couple of years," said LaBarbera. "It didn't really affect us, but it's a scary thought."
No arrests were made Wednesday night or Thursday, but state police expect that to change in the next week.