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Wife also charged with production of dangerous drugs after officers find methamphetamine lab in room.

A Woodbine man suffered burns in a fire at a Kingsland hotel Tuesday night and he and his wife now face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, police said.

Kingsland police were called to the Economy Inn, 501 S. Lee St., about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a suspicious fire, Lt. Todd Tetterton said.

Discovering what appeared to be a methamphetamine laboratory in the room, police secured the room until a federal authorized hazardous materials cleaning service and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrived to process the room.

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Officers executing a search warrant for the room found numerous items typically used in the production of methamphetamine, Tetterton said.

One occupant of the room, Mary Francine Furstenberg, 29, of Woodbine was arrested on a charge of manufacturing dangerous drugs.

Her husband Stephen Joseph Furstenberg, 34, was airlifted to a Gainesville hospital for treatment of burns suffered in the fire and will not be charged until his release, Tetterton said.

Fire Chief Morris Peeples said the fire was confined to the bathroom area, was quickly extinguished and did minor damage.

 

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