Montcalm County man burned in one-pot meth explosion

MONTCALM COUNTY — A Montcalm County man was severely burned on Sunday after a one-pot methamphetamine cook exploded in his truck.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 9:03 p.m. on Sunday to a vehicle fire in Eureka Township. When they arrived, they found a pick-up truck fully engulfed in flames and meth components in and around the vehicle.

In an attempt to locate victims, deputies found a trail of clothes leading away from the vehicle in a wooded area. Montcalm County Sheriff’s K-9 team was dispatched to the scene to locate the injured person.

About an hour later, United Memorial Hospital in Greenville contacted deputies regarding a male subject being treated for severe burns. Deputies interviewed the man, and he admitted to being at the scene. They believe the man was involved in making a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle, which blew up in the cab of the truck, causing severe bodily injury to the man and destroying the vehicle.

Deputies continue to investigate the incident and charges are expected.

The fire was extinguished by Greenville Department of Public Safety.

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Posted by Whitney Gronski-Buffa

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