Man burned after mobile meth lab explodes in Eureka Township


By Daily News • Last Updated 10:38 am on Monday, May 07, 2012

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — A male subject who is believed to have created a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle has been located after Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle fire Sunday night.

Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle fire in Eureka Township on South County Line Road east of S. Greenville Road at 9:03 p.m.

When deputies arrived a pickup truck was fully engulfed in flames and the deputies located meth components in and around the vehicle.

In an attempt to locate victims, deputies located a trail of clothes that had been discarded, leading away from the vehicle and into a wooded area.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s K-9 team was dispatched to the scene in an attempt to locate the injured person.

Approximately one hour later, Spectrum United Memorial Hospital in Greenville contacted deputies and informed them that a male subject was being treated for severe burns.

Deputies interviewed the person being treated regarding the incident and he admitted to being at the scene.

Deputies believe the man was involved in making a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle, which blew up in the cab of the pickup causing severe bodily injury and destroying the vehicle.

The fire was extinguished by the Greenville Department of Public Safety.

Deputies continue to investigate the incident and charges are expected.

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