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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

LAKELAND,  GA (WALB) -  A Lakeland man is at an Augusta burn center suffering from 3rd degree burns, after the methamphetamine lab he's accused of manufacturing exploded in his home late Thursday night.

The Lanier County Sheriff says 42-year-old George Wright was cooking about 10 grams of meth in a back bedroom at 85 John A. Gaskins Road Thursday night when the small lab exploded in his face. Wright's clothes caught fire along with the room and hallway of the home.

Despite severe burns to his face and arms, the Sheriff says Wright tried hiding from police and took off with his girlfriend. Officials put out a BOLO and found him hours later at the Economy Inn in Adel.

Sherry Keller lives next door and was shocked to come home and find blue lights in the driveway next to hers.

"It's kind of crazy. To know that I've been next door to him all week and he's been here all week and today may not have been the only day that he's done it. I don't know. But it's kind of nerve racking," said Sherry Keller.

The Westside Fire Department, EMS crews, The Lanier County Sheriff office and the South Georgia Drug Task Force responded and were on the scene for nearly six hours gathering evidence and cleaning up the mess.

Four other family members including a baby were in the home at the time but no one else was injured. Charges are pending.


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