December 9, 2013
NEW HOPE, Ala. (AP) - A 25-year-old woman who called 911 about a
chemical burn unintentionally revealed the location of a methamphetamine lab.
Niki Hornbuckle was taken to Huntsville Hospital with non-life
threatening burns from muratic acid and lye.
Madison County Sheriff's Investigator Chad Brooks said deputies
searched the home and found an active meth lab.
Investigators believe Hornbuckle burned her arm after pulling a
hose from a jug used to cook the drug.
Investigators charged 20-year-old James Love, 34-year-old Rickey
Lewis, 44-year-old James Bolton and 33-year-old Shawn Allen with
manufacturing of methamphetamine.
They are in the county jail on $500,000 bonds.
Brooks said Hornbuckle will also face charges. It was not clear if the suspects had a lawyer.
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