Meth lab explosion in Bonne Terre sends one to the hospital

Larry Blakeley (Source: St. Francois Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Larry Blakeley (Source: St. Francois Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Ron Chapman (Source: St. Francois Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Ron Chapman (Source: St. Francois Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

By Heartland News

BONNE TERRE, MO (KFVS) - A meth lab explosion in Bonne Terre on Saturday sent one man to the hospital and two men behind bars.

Larry Blakeley and Ronald Chapman both face charges of arson and manufacturing a controlled substance.

Investigators say two men were cooking meth near a water heater and furnace that lead to the blast in the basement of a home on C Street on Saturday afternoon.

Investigators say the third person involved was flown to a St. Louis Hospital with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on more than half his body.

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