Meth lab causes house fire, sends 3 to jail

ADVANCE, MO (KFVS) - An explosion and house fire in Advance led to three people arrested for manufacturing meth.

John Dockery, Jr., 44, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine at his home on Highway 25 in Advance on March 17, 2011, according to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Office.

Dockery admitted he was making meth in the house when the shake and bake bottle exploded and caused the fire, according to Deputy Keith Haynes.

One shake and bake methamphetamine lab container that had been burned through was found just outside the home and a second shake and bake lab container was found near an outbuilding near the home, according to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department.

The home received extensive damage from smoke and moderate damage from fire, according to the sheriff's department.

Two female suspects are also charged with making meth.  Kimberly G. Taylor, 50,  and Darla J. Jines, 38, were also present when explosion occurred, according to Haynes.

According to police, they had previously obtained a search warrant for the house and located items used to make meth both inside and outside of the house.

Dockery's bond has been set at $150,000 cash only. Jines' and Taylor's bond has been set at $50,000 cash only each.  All three were taken to the Stoddard County Jail, according to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver.

If found guilty the crime is a Class B felony that is punishable for 5 to 15 years behind bars.

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