JANUARY 24, 2005
JONESBORO, AR - Was it a meth lab? That's what residents west of downtown Jonesboro are wondering. Monday afternoon, a home at 309 Walnut Street caught fire. Witnesses reported hearing a loud "boom" right before they saw the flames. The suspicion of those in the area is the explosion and fire were caused by a meth lab.
The Jonesboro Fire Department has just begun its investigation into what caused the fire. As for the possibility of a meth cooker exploding, 2nd Judicial Drug Task Force agents believe that is a possibility. However, one member of the task force told K8 news over the phone that most all, if any evidence that could prove there was a meth lab in the home was destroyed. That makes it very difficult to press any charges.