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Washington apartment building deemed unsafe after meth investigation

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An apartment building in Washington will be evacuated on Thursday after testing showed unsafe levels of methamphetamine residue throughout the building.

On December 21, the Washington Police Department reported that apartment 3D at the Goncho apartment building at 306 North Marion Avenue tested positive for methamphetamine residue because manufacturing of the drug was taking place in that apartment.  The apartment was closed off at that time.

Further testing was done on the rest of the building and results presented to the city on Wednesday show unacceptable levels of methamphetamine residue in common areas on all floors and the apartment adjacent to #3D.

The city says an inspection by a city and state fire inspector on Tuesday uncovered numerous violations to city and state fire codes.

Because of the code violations and meth residue, the city has determined that the building will secured at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday and no residents will be allowed inside until the meth residue is cleaned up and the code violations addressed.

Residents are being provided information on how to proceed and have been offered help with shelter, food and clothing.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the landlord or the Washington Police Department at 319-653-2107.

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