TULSA, Okla. - Three different chemicals, possible used for making meth, were found in an East Tulsa home Tuesday evening.
This discovery led to a more than three hour evacuation of homes, near S. 29th St. and S. Mingo Road.
The unidentified substances were found in a refrigerator in the garage of the home.
Tulsa Police were serving a narcotics-related search warrant when they discovered the hazardous chemicals. HAZMAT was called into clean up the scene and analyze a potentially dangerous substance around 6:30 p.m., Tuesday.
Melissa Guthrie was preparing to mow her lawn when officers evacuated houses across the street and told her to seek shelter inside her home with her three children for her safety.
"It's nerve-wracking to know that something could just blow up right there," Guthrie told FOX23.
Guthrie's husband had to wait outside of the evacuated area like other residents who lived nearby but weren't home at the time of the chemicals discovered.
"This isn't the first time they've been to the house," she said. "They've been out here before for the same reason earlier this year."
Fire crews sectioned off an area did not allow residents, some just getting home from work, to go to their homes while the substances were being studied and tested.
The evacuations and closed streets were lifted around 9:45 p.m.
Tulsa Police's Bomb Squad transporated the substance out of the house, and the incident was then over.
"We took a test on some of the chemicals and were able to analyze them. We found most of them to be benign, but one did have flammable properties. So we’re in the process of removing that now," said Sgt. Jacob Thompson, Tulsa Police Department.
Tulsa Police arrested one person in relation to the chemicals found. The other residents at the house were allowed to stay and are believed not to be connected to the meth lab right now, TPD said.