On Feb. 24, 2013 at approximately 3:12 a.m. officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to an address on East Euclid Street for an anonymous report of a methamphetamine lab which had exploded.
Meth Lab Explodes, Two Injured
Upon officer’s arrival, a strong smell associated with the clandestine production of methamphetamine was detected coming from the residence. The owner of the residence, a 55-year-old Sullivan woman, allowed officers into the residence where they located a 29-year-old male with severe burns to his right arm and leg.
Officers observed fire damage to the kitchen area of the home as well as various components associated with the production of methamphetamine. The fire had occurred several hours prior to the officer’s having received the report.
Officers later determined that a 50-year-old Sullivan resident had been in the residence at the time of fire and had left prior to their arrival. The 50-year-old male was later located and found to have sustained burns to his left hand and face.
Both the 50-year-old and the 29-year-old males were transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital as a result of their injuries.
Charges of Arson in the First Degree and Manufacturing a Controlled Substance are pending through the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.