Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Investigated In Meth Lab Case.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports


An 18-year-old man is under investigation after a fire swept through a suspected methamphetamine lab.

Police began to suspect the man was linked to the house because he checked himself into an area hospital with burns around the time of the fire, said Lt. Michael Callaway, with the Albuquerque police narcotics division.

Albuquerque firefighters were called to a home near Atrisco and Central SW shortly before midnight Tuesday, said Lt. Lynn Reule, a fire department spokeswoman.

Inside the burning house, they found oils and chemicals that were "consistent with that of a meth lab," Callaway said. …

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