ANCHORAGE – A Palmer man was arrested after a house fire related to a methamphetamine lab Friday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers wrote in a dispatch.

Troopers were notified around 12:30 p.m. Friday of a fire in a home on Gurn Circle in Palmer.New-Document

“Members from Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit-Mat-Su, Western Alaska Alcohol Narcotics Taskforce, Special Crimes Investigation Unit, Palmer Police Department and the State Fire Marshall’s office responded discovered a fully functional red phosphorus methamphetamine lab,” troopers wrote.

The homeowner, 33-year-old Michael E. Wellman of Palmer was arrested on several counts of misconduct involving controlled substances related to the operation and is being held at Mat-Su Pretrial on $10,000 bail and a court appointed third party custodian.

“Arrangements were made through Drug Enforcement Administration for a private hazardous waste disposal company to respond for the waste materials at the residence,” troopers wrote.

The fire was contained to a small area outside the home and no injuries were reported, troopers say.

  1. KC says:

    You’d think Obama has something better to do then running around renaming mountains in Alaska this week. Perhaps he should have renamed Mt. McKinley “Denialy” instead of “Denali.” 😉