Three people were arrested after drug agents discovered an alleged methamphetamine-cooking operation in an apartment in Evans Heights Wednesday afternoon. Agents of the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force were responding to a report of a chemical odor coming from 803 East Railroad Street Apt. D3 around 1:30 pm Wednesday when they discovered the front door open and what an agent described as the “obvious smell” of a meth lab. Two suspects, a male and female, were found inside the apartment while another female allegedly jumped out a bedroom window and fled on foot, before being cornered by Dickson police in a nearby home on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The names of the suspects and charges they will face have not been released but the agent said he was familiar with all three suspects and at least one already has pending meth-manufacturing charges. Task force agents removed eight “shake-and-bake” meth operations in plastic soft drink bottles from the apartment. An agent said five of those bottles were actively cooking and three were non-active. Agents also found meth ingredients, paraphernalia and a couple grams of “finished product.” Three other units in the same building and a nearby unit of another building in the Walnut Street Apartments were evacuated, including an adjacent apartment where a couple and young child were forced out of their home with a small dog and a cat. The Dickson Fire Department and Dickson County Emergency Management Agency set up a makeshift decontamination unit in the street where the three suspects were stripped and scrubbed before being transported for booking. A company that contracts to clean up meth sites was reported to be on the way and agents were not sure when any of the residents of the evacuated units would be allowed back in their apartments. Task force agents said it is the second meth operation found in a Walnut Street Apartment unit in the last few months.