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Man injured in Johnston County meth lab explosion

Posted November 13, 2014

Emergency personnel were called to a Garner home after a meth lab exploded and injured a man.

— A man was injured and a woman arrested Thursday morning after a meth lab exploded in Johnston County, authorities said.

Johnston County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Tammy Amaon did not have the names of the people involved. She said the incident took place at 2004 Southfort Drive.

The woman called 911 from the parking lot of a CVS where, she said, they pulled over after getting a flat tire en route to the hospital.

She told dispatchers, "He had ammonia nitrate and lye exploded on his face."

The woman said her companion, a 31-year-old man, had burns on his lips and was "holding his eyeballs."

"He keeps screaming for water," she said in the 911 call, asking how she could help him.

The operator advised the woman to avoid using water to soothe the man's burns. "Don't put anything against it. Don't give him anything to eat or drink," the operator said.

During the course of the call, the man could be heard groaning in the background.


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  • jackaroe123 Nov 14, 2014

    Meth labs don't just explode. People make them explode. Don't blame the meth lab. I mean, bubblegum can explode, too, and no one wants more bubblegum control. If we ban meth labs, only outlaws will have meth labs.

  • diana123 Nov 13, 2014

    gee so sorry to hear this. my prayers are with them.

    now let god sort him out

  • Shaking My Head In Amusement Nov 13, 2014

    How about the fact that this home was right behind/beside an elementary school on Cleveland Rd???

  • Thought Criminal WS Nov 13, 2014

    NO sympathy for them.
    Lost too many friends to that foul sick stuff.

  • blastamasta Nov 13, 2014

    I guess they didn't have degrees in Chemistry?

  • ILoveMyDog Nov 13, 2014

    If you play with fire, you might get burned!

  • icdumbpeople Nov 13, 2014

    Put them both in jail......for a long long time.

  • Anita Lambert Hawley Nov 13, 2014
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    Oh well! Shouldn't have been breaking the law.

  • Mike Watson Nov 13, 2014
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    Ahh, backyard wanna be chemists, been watching too much Breaking Bad maybe?

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Nov 13, 2014

    Life sentences please.