Kentucky Meth Lab Explodes Killing Two Pets

on Wednesday, 04 July 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Crystal Meth

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A family in Mt. Washington, KY is left with a big mess after a mobile meth lab exploded and damaged their home.

The fire destroyed nearly the whole apartment and sent two people to University Hospital.

Missy Day was the resident of the apartment destroyed by the lab. Not only did Day lose her apartment, she lost her two cats to the fire.

Fortunately, she wasn’t home at the time of the explosion, which occurred around 2:30am on Sunday. The violent explosion left two people to the hospital with significant injuries and burns. Day’s 19 year old niece suffered 3rd degree burns to 60% of her body. Another victim, a 24 year old man, also sustained serious burn injuries.

Julian Lester Maupin, owner of the apartment building, also uses the first floor to operate Crazy Red’s Motorcycle Apparel. “I got a business that’s full of merchandise,” she said. “It hurt me bad, but what can I do about it?”

The primary suspect in the case, 51 year old Selwyn Dixon, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges including manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, 3 counts of wanton endangerment, and giving a false name to police.

Dixon is no stranger to law enforcement. Already a convicted felon, Dixon has racked up a collection of drug related charges since 1997. Dixon was arrested after showing up to the apartment a short time after the explosion occurred.

Police are not completely convinced that Dixon worked alone. According to Sgt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Missy Day could be involved. Day has previous charges involving possessing a meth precursor. “Obviously she’s a person of interest also,” said Murdoch.

Dixon clearly had no regard for the safety of any one as he operated his mobile meth lab. It is sad to see others, including the two pets, suffer due to one person’s reckless behavior.

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