One way to wake up the neighbourhood... 'Sorry about the noise' ELLEN LUTTON March 14, 2010 An explosion which destroyed a house at Springfield in Brisbane’s west on Friday night was caused by a massive drug lab, according to police. More than 150 people swarmed the small cul-de-sac of Dove Place just after 9pm on Friday night after an enormous "boom" shook the windows of neighbouring houses three blocks back. Despite the massive noise and the sickly sweet smell in the air, only three people in the entire neighbourhood called police – and were then met with scepticism. "The police at first thought it would be some kids down at the park, they thought it was a prank," one neighbour said. "They took over 20 minutes to get here because they didn’t believe there was anything wrong. They got a shock when they got here though!" What police uncovered when they arrived at the rental property was a massive illicit drug lab where an unusual pressure cooker technique was being used to make ecstasy, a police spokesman said. Senior Sergeant Gareth James said the house had been blown a quarter of an inch off its foundations. Neighbour Elsi Kohlmann said her whole house shook from the impact of the blast. However, when she went to investigate and check that her neighbours were not hurt, she was told they were fine. "I went up to the house and called out to see if they were alright and the man shouted out that they were fine," she said. "Then a woman came out and said ‘sorry about the noise, our gas bottle has exploded’. Then I went home. I had no idea it was something so sinister." Ms Kohlmann said her street was full of families and young children and was shocked she had alleged drug dealers living next door. "It is very scary to think that we have had people like this living right next door to us and we had no idea," she said. A 30-year-old man was treated for minor injuries and charged with possessing anything used in the commission of crime. He appeared in a closed court at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Saturday morning. Drug lab explosion: 'Sorry about the noise' Ha, lol. Well I guess you're not going to say "Sorry our drug lab exploded"