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A Florida man severely burned in a meth lab accident walked into a hospital wearing only his skivvies and walked out in handcuffs.

Shawn Hinesley, 34, was busted Wednesday on drug charges, two weeks after he showed up at the Santa Rosa Medical Center in his undies, authorities said.

Cops grew suspicious after Hinesley’s mother said she was concerned her home had been turned into a methamphetamine factory, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.

As soon as investigators arrived at the house, they noticed a powerful chemical smell spewing from a backyard shed.

Detectives discovered the tell-tale signs of a meth lab near the shed and inside the kitchen, including homemade gas generators to produce hydrogen chloride, sodium chloride, sulfuric acid, anhydrous ammonia, lithium batteries and finished methamphetamine product.

They also found evidence suggesting there was an explosion – burned bottles, partially burned shorts and a melted baseball hat.

Hinesley’s driver license was located in a wallet left at the scene.

Because of his condition, he was not arrested until he was discharged from the hospital.

Hinesley was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of felony drug equipment and possession of listed chemicals – and ordered released with a GPS tracking device because he still requires treatment.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/27/2011-0527_florida_man_shawn_hinesly_34_busted_for_meth_lab_after_entering_hospital_in_unde.html

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