Suspected Meth Lab Prompts HazMat Response

No injuries reported and no immediate danger to residents

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    An undercover drug investigation into a suspected northwest suburban methamphetamine lab prompted a hazardous materials incident Tuesday night.

    No one was injured after police discovered a working meth lab in the basement of a home in the 300 block of South Oxford Road, in Des Plaines, police said.

    Officers were in the area conducting an undercover drug investigation at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when they found a "working, active meth lab" in the basement, said Des Plaines police Chief Jim Prandini

    When officers determined the items were consistent with the production of volatile chemicals, a HazMat team was called, according to a release.

    The chemicals were cleaned up and the surrounding neighborhood deemed safe for residents, said Prandini.