Woman burned in North Texas meth lab explosion

January 3, 2012 7:35:38 AM PST
Investigators say a methamphetamine lab explosion in North Texas has left a woman burned and the boyfriend who dropped her off at a hospital facing drug charges.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department says Russell Allen Love of Quitman was jailed Tuesday on charges of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Online jail records did not list an attorney for Love, whose bond was set at $75,000.

Shanda Gail Simmons was left at a Quitman hospital Saturday night and told authorities that a meth lab explosion happened near her home.

Love was later located and gave permission for the search of a residence, where deputies found a drug lab in the kitchen.

Simmons was hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

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