Meth Lab Explodes While Kids Inside House

By: Caroline Blair Email
By: Caroline Blair Email

Last Updated 11/17/08 at 6:52pm

Authorities have arrested a local man in connection with a meth lab explosion that left one man critically injured.

As we first told you last week, a meth lab exploded early Friday morning inside the garage of a home in Bainbridge, critically injuring 31 year old Jeffery Parker.

Parker was taken to the Augusta Burn Center with severe internal and external chemical burns.

And on Monday, Decatur County Sheriff's officials arrested 23 year old Joshua Buckhaulter on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a child and unlawful possession of pseudo ephedrine.

Two children were inside the house at the time of the explosion.

More charges are pending.

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Decatur County Sheriff's office says the meth lab exploded inside the garage of a home located at 2606 Twin Lakes Drive in Bainbridge, around midnight Friday morning.

Nix says 31 year old Jeffery Parker was initially taken to Bainbridge Memorial Hospital., but was later transferred to the Augusta Burn Center with severe internal and external chemical burns.

We're told Parker's girlfriend and two children were inside the house at the time of the explosion.

Authorities say they have been investigating Parker for manufacturing methamphetamine for several weeks now.

No arrests have been made at this time but charges are pending.


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