MONTGOMERY CO., Va. – One person was hurt in an explosion at a suspected methamphetamine lab Tuesday night in Montgomery County.
The explosion happened in a garage at a property at 5825 Roanoke Road.
According to deputies, the investigation found that 34-year-old Jeremy Hatfield was making meth in the garage. The meth lab failed, causing the explosion. Hatfield was taken to the hospital by an unknown third party.
When deputies arrived, they found a second person at the property. Investigators also found suspected methamphetamine, methamphetamine precursor chemicals, and items related to the explosion.
Charges are pending.
An explosion at a suspected meth lab sent one person flying out of a Montgomery County home on Tuesday evening.
The sheriff office’s Street Crimes Unit responded to the scene in the Shawsville area sometime before 7 p.m.
A helicopter flew the person to a hospital that has a burn unit.
Man taken to the hospital with chemical burns in Montgomery Co. meth lab explosion
MONTGOMERY CO. (WSLS 10) – A local man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after deputies say he sustained injuries from a suspected methamphetamine laboratory explosion in his garage.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says on Tuesday, February 24 they responded to Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital in reference to a man who had received fire and chemical burns. The man was identified as Jeremy Dean Hatfield, 34, of Ellison.
Upon further investigation, deputies say they discovered damage was located at the man’s residence along the 5800 block of Roanoke Road. Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Street Crimes Unit, Christiansburg Police Department VICE Unit, and Elliston Fire Department responded to the scene.
The investigation found the garage was damaged from an explosion from an apparent meth lab. The Sheriff’s Office says Hatfield was manufacturing methamphetamine in the garage of the property.
Investigators say the meth lab failed causing damage to the garage. Hatfield had sustained injuries from the explosion and had been taken to the hospital by an unknown third party.
The Sheriff’s Office says they found suspected methamphetamine, methamphetamine precursor chemicals, and items related to the explosion on the scene. Deputies say another person was also located at the residence.
The investigation is still in progress and charges will be obtained by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at a later date.