JENNINGS COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - Murder charges placed against a man after a fatal meth lab explosion have been dropped.
According to the Jennings County Sheriff's Office, Lacy Smith, 28,
and Brian Short, 39, were operating a methamphetamine lab in their home
in North Vernon. At 4:45 p.m. Sunday, the ingredients caught fire and
exploded in the kitchen.
Police discovered Short's body in a vehicle outside of Smith's
mother's home. Smith allegedly put Short in a vehicle and drove him there.
Smith was initially charged with murder as a result of Short's death and was also charged with felony production of methamphetamine.
Prosecutors announced Tuesday they dropped the murder charged against Smith. He is still facing a felony charge of manufacturing meth.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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