WATERTOWN, Mass. (WHDH) -
Police said they received reports of an odd odor in Watertown, and when they responded to a home, they found a meth lab.
"We received some information of odors coming from the house behind here at 10 Winter St.,” Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn said.
Watertown Police said that smell led them to the home and an apparent meth operation.
"Observations that they made here led them to believe along with the odors that this possibly could be some form of a clandestine lab," Lawn said.
Police say 31-year-old Kyle Tuschall showed up just as they were trying to determine what was going on.
"The individual showed up here at the scene while we were obtaining the search warrant, he tried to push through the officers so he was placed under arrest for assault and battery of a police officer at the time,” Lawn said.
Tuschall reportedly lives at the address and was the driving force behind the lab.
“It was a small operation, we think he was taking the powder form of meth and turning it into the ice form,” Lawn said.
Police shut down a block of Winter Street and kept people away as local, state and federal officers investigated.
"I don't think this was a danger to the public but we did close the road down here and kept people away from the house here until we were sure,” Lawn said.
They say there's no such thing as being too careful when you're dealing with this type of crime scene.