Beatrice Police made some arrests Thursday and Beatrice Fire and Rescue helped dismantle a meth lab at a garage.
Occupants of the house and some police officers went through decontamination and then decontamination procedures were used at Beatrice Community Hospital later, shutting down the main emergency entrance to the hospital.
Four Beatrice fire units were sent to the home where the meth lab was discovered at about 11:13 am, and remained on the scene until 8:25, Thursday night.
Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says arrested are 19 year old Ashley Connolly, 18 year old Zach Lyons, 40 year old Andrea Carlson, 18 year old Chelsey Retchless and a male juvenile. The four adults have been booked on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, a class-two felony. If convicted, the charge carries a possible sentence of up to 50 years in prison. They are arrested in connection with a meth lab found in a garage.
Lang says the investigation started out when police went to the area on an unrelated call, assisting a male in a domestic disturbance who was gathering some items from the home.
Lang says taking down the lab was a long process, and police were on the scene late into the evening.
Environmental Protection Agency and Drug Enforcement Agency officials come to the scene and dispose of all the chemicals.