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A Morgan City-area woman was hospitalized and her sister arrested after a vehicle police say operated as a mobile meth lab caught fire, Morgan City police report. Jewel Ross of Amelia

Morgan City Police Department officers responded around 2 a.m. Monday (March 23) to the fire on an elevated stretch of U.S. 90, where the Morgan City Fire Department and a hazmat team helped extinguish the flames.

Evidence allegedly showed sisters Jewel Ross and Pearl Ross, both 31 and from Amelia, had been operating “a functioning clandestine laboratory used in production of methamphetamine.”

Pearl Ross suffered severe burns and was airlifted to a hospital in Morgan City before she was transferred to a burn unit in Baton Rouge.

Jewel Ross refused medical treatment for minor burns. She was then booked into the MCPD jail on a charge of creating/operating a clandestine laboratory and given a bond of $100,000.

Additional charges are possible.

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