Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Dad, Can I Have The Keys To The Meth Lab?

You try to give your kids a little responsibility and then they burn down the House

NEAR PORTAGE (NEWS 3) - A fire at a Kalamazoo County home uncovered a meth lab that, at the time of the blaze, was in the control of a 13-year-old boy.

It happened in the 12000 block of 39th Street in Wakeshma Township. According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department, the 13-year-old was left in charge of the residence while meth was being cooked. The fire started when the home's curtains caught on fire.

The boy has been turned over to his mother and was taken to the hospital to make sure he was not affected by inhaling the dangerous chemicals used in the making of meth.

A 54-year-old who lives at the home where the meth lab was operating will face drug and child abuse charges.

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