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Suspected meth lab explodes

IM?man treated for chemical burns

October 3, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - An Iron Mountain man was injured Tuesday in what authorities believed to be an explosion caused by the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Iron Mountain Police Department Chief Peter Flaminio said that officers were dispatched to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital at 6:42 p.m. in reference to a 30-year-old Iron Mountain man who was admitted for severe chemical burns.

Officers then learned that the initial incident occurred at a residence on the 700 block of North Kimberly Avenue.

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Flaminio said that further investigation indicated that the man was injured by an explosion that occurred in the methamphetamine manufacturing process.

The man was transferred to another hospital for further treatment of his injuries, Flaminio added.

A Michigan State Police evidence technician, the KIND drug enforcement team, and the UPSET drug enforcement team assisted officers at the North Kimberly Avenue residence with cleaning up chemicals.

A formal report will be forwarded to Dickinson County Prosecutor Stephanie Brule for review and formal charges.



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