[UPDATE] South Georgia Meth Explosion Severely Burns Suspect

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

[UPDATE] 3/14 at 5:59 p.m. --

The South Georgia Drug Task Force says Jeorge Wright, 42, left the Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta.

Investigators say Wright faces charges for making meth, though, they have not been filed yet.

Officials are waiting for results from an area crime lab and to present the case to District Attorney Cathy Helms.

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A south Georgia man is in the hospital awaiting charges after his meth lab explodes.

His daughter, who was in the house when it happened, misses the dad she knew before he got hooked on drugs.

"It's very dangerous. It could have killed every single one of us."

At 85 John A Gaskins Road, Maegan Wright had just gone to sleep, when suddenly her bedroom door flew open.

"I just seen like a big ball of yellow fire and my dad walking out of it on fire," said Maegan.

Maegan grabbed her 19-month-old daughter and ran outside to call 911.

Within minutes investigators arrived to a fire in the hallway of her trailer.

"That's the propane fuel," she showed WCTV. "I guess that's to get it all started to heat it up."

Just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jeorge Wright, 42, was using the shake and bake method to cook meth in a bedroom, according to Lanier County Sheriff Nick Norton.

Coffee filters, lighter fluid and propane gas was left on the scene.

"He was cooking just enough for a personal use," said Maegan. So, I reckon for him and his girlfriend to get high."

And now, Maegan says, the blast contaminated all her baby's toys.

Everything must be thrown away.

And as she pointed out, "There's itty-bitty white beads all over the house.".

Meagan says her father lost his job as a truck driver in Missouri nine months ago after he was caught cooking meth in a semi.

And that he's not the dad she once knew.

"It hurts because it pretty much shows he doesn't care about me right now," said Maegan. She added, "Because he wouldn't have put me in danger. I just want him to get the help he needs."

Deputies say they later found Wright severely burned at a motel in Cook County.

And because his burns were so bad, airlifted him to the Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta.

Investigators say charges against him are pending.


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  • by Sheryl on Mar 14, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    She knew her dad is a druggy, yet she was in the house with her child...ignorance does not mean innocence. She's a sorry excuse of a mother. Her child, not her father, should have been her priority.
  • by Big Joe Location: Paradise on Mar 13, 2011 at 09:27 PM
    It wasn't her house first of all and she has told many conflicting stories of what she was doing at the time, like they just returned from eating pizza, she was feeding the kid, she was sleeping among others. Maybo was was passed out because of running around selling prescription drugs to her friends and she was pooped or she was hung over from the night before cuz she drinks underage.
  • by Martha Location: Right here on Mar 10, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    Just found out that he does have some eyesight back. Just wanted to make sure I posted the facts correctly. Dont want to be accused of not having the facts.
  • by martha Location: Lakeland on Mar 10, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    Wow!!! Really hoping the family will stop trying to excuse what he did like it was a 1 time thing, he just got busted in his truck and lost his job, now caused an explosion in a home where is daughter and grand-daughter were. Which are also your relatives but you dont seem to care about that. He needs to be dragged away from that girlfriend (cause obviously she is a great influence)and put some where to get treatment. He has lost his family, marriage, and now eye sight for meth. Doesnt seem worth it to me. My family means more to me than that!!!
  • by danna Location: GA on Mar 9, 2011 at 09:05 PM
    @sheryl You have no idea what your talking about i know the young lady and she is by far better then you say. If you don't know any thing then STAY OUT and leave your comments to your self!!!! Leave her out of it. she and her family was in the wrong place at the wrong time!!!!! And futher more the spot light should be put on the male and female not the family that got stuck in this mess.
  • by ya-ya Location: GA on Mar 9, 2011 at 08:46 PM
    To the people who don't know about the situation and just go by hear say don't know what they are talking about!! He ,however, has checked himself out the hospital and has fled GA. People Grow up!!!! Taking up for the guilty party and blaming the family caught up in this mess. Get a LIFE!!!!!!
  • by yo mamma Location: ga on Mar 8, 2011 at 09:12 PM
    he didn't check himself out of the hospital. where do you get your info?
  • by Dan Location: Bonner Springs Ks on Mar 8, 2011 at 07:58 PM
    While the authorities are looking into poor Megan the jerk checked himself out of the hospital and is on his way to st. louis where are the cops when you need them.
  • by Holly Location: GA on Mar 8, 2011 at 06:37 PM
    @ Keenun..the baby needs to be taken away? Are you a stupid or what? She didn't know he was doing it, he turned the oven cleaner on to smell up the house so she wouldn't know and was in her bdrm at the other end of the house with the door shut??? Get a life! @ Martha and Jamie...well said and @ Maegan..congratulations!
  • by no compassion Location: everywhere on Mar 8, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    Just to say I have NO COMPASSION for anyone knowingly living with someone that does meth. If he did it in the past it will always be his choice. My compassion is with the gift of a child that God has given you Meagan. Your dad still loves you but loves the drug more so that's not your choice. Take that precious child far away from him and do what is right for you and your child.Get in church and show your dad you are a great mom by teaching your child in a safe environment. Good Luck to you!
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