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A North Palm Beach man is accused of causing an explosion at a Palm Beach Gardens home while making methamphetamine that left him and a woman hospitalized with severe burns, according to an arrest report.

Gary Nawrocki, 45, is facing three felonies connected to the manufacture of the highly-addictive drug. The explosion occured Dec. 16 at a home on the 2200 block of Idlewild Road, just east of Prosperity Farms Road and north of PGA Boulevard. Nawrocki bonded out of the Palm Beach County jail on Dec. 29.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was contacted after Nawrocki and a 45-year-old woman walked into an unidentified hospital emergency room with severe burns. The report said that Nawrocki had burns on 15 percent of his body while the woman had burns on 60 percent of her body.

Nawrocki gave law enforcement his attorney’s name, but refused to provide the address of where the fire took place or other information.

A records check found that Nawrocki and the woman bought items — lighter fluid, sodium hydroxide and over-the-counter drugs containing pseudoephedrine — used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, the report said. The woman is not being named by The Palm Beach Post because she has not been arrested.

PBSO detectives and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration identified the woman’s home address on Idlewild Road. Neighbors told a detective they heard an explosion on Dec. 16 around 8:30 p.m. at the home.

A search warrant of the residence revealed chemicals and other items related to manufacturing meth, the report said.



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