A suspected meth lab was located May 13 in a basement of a Spink Street home and led to the evacuation of the area.

Capt. Scott Rotolo said Wooster police officers were called to a residence on the 300 block of Spink Street after receiving a complaint of a suspected meth cook in the home shortly after 8 a.m.

The residence is split into three apartments, Rotolo explained.

One was vacant, another had no answer and the third had one person police spoke to regarding the complaint.

Officers discovered an active cooking one-pot in a basement area of the home and evacuated the one person they spoke to, according to the police.

Agents from the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency assisted with the cleanup.

Rotolo said officers returned to the apartment where no one answered and attempted to make contact with people they believed were inside.

Eventually, officers were able to gain access when the landlord provided a key.

Police found nine Wooster people (four women and five men) inside the residence, the youngest being 13 years old.

They told police they did not answer the door previously because they were sleeping and did not hear anyone knocking.

Rotolo said an unloaded .25-caliber handgun, white powder suspected to be meth and a metal crack pipe were found and seized from the residence.

No one admitted ownership of the items. No arrests were made and the case is under investigation.

By STEVEN F. HUSZAI @the-daily-record.com