Meth Lab Explosion

On April 20, 2011, the Bay County Sheriff's Office received information in reference to David Parker, who had been severely burned and was seeking treatment at a local hospital.

Upon further investigation it was learned that David Parker was severely burned while attempting to manufacture methamphetamine at 9643 Edgewood Avenue.

Despite the suspects attempts to disguise the cause of these burns, investigators were able to locate the scene of the incident at this location. Parker was air-lifted to a burn facility. Christopher Craig, 6-25-1976, was located at the scene of the fire. At the time of this incident there were minor children present at this residence. Craig was charged with Child Neglect and Principal to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Additional charges are anticipated.

A short time later, the Bay County Sheriff's Office received information in reference to Gerald McGraw, 4-22-1966, who had been burned and attempting to seek medical treatment at a local hospital. McGraw also attempted to disguise the cause of these burns. Investigators were able to determine the cause of these burns to be a "shake and bake" meth lab that had exploded at 5602 Dwan Lane. Charges in this case are pending.

It is not believed at this time that these two incidents are related.


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