3 charged after meth session goes bad

Posted: 25th September 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A methamphetamine cooking session gone bad in northwest Harris County this spring has resulted in federal charges for three people, one who was seriously burned in the incident, Harris County prosecutors said.

Jason White, 32, of Plantersville; and Lindsey Grice, 25, and Thurman Hall, 37, of the Spring area, are each charged with arson-manufacture of a controlled substance, and manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, court records show.





The three are accused of making methamphetamine in a volatile process called pop shot, or Shake n Bake, on May 24 at a home in the 1700 block of Paddle Wheel Drive, authorities said.

Investigators said that White was in an upstairs bathroom with a Gatorade bottle and various chemicals when the bottle exploded, burning his face, arms and hands, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case. He was treated and eventually released from Houston Northwest Medical Center, according to reports.

The resulting flash fire ignited White’s shirt, which ignited a bathroom wall and countertop, investigators said. The Harris County Hazmat Response Team responded to the scene. When they entered the home, “the smell was unbelievable,” said Deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

An arson investigator with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office examined the home and found broken C and D batteries, Sudafed blister packs, coffee filters, hydrochloric acid, red phosphorous, drain cleaner and broken cold packs.

“It’s a very dangerous situation,” Gilliland said. “You’ve got unstable precursors and chemicals in the hands of people with no background in chemical engineering. The danger factor is unbelievable.”

The owner of the home told sheriff’s deputies that he had allowed Hall to stay at the residence but did not know that meth was being made.






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