Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:47 AM by AP
AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 35-year-old man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab that exploded at his home in Amite.
Jacob Cruse was booked Tuesday on counts of operation, creation or possession of a clandestine lab and simple arson.The Amite Fire Department contacted the sheriff's office on June 11 to help investigate a fire.
Sheriff's office narcotics detectives helped investigate the fire because of a strong odor coming from the home.
It was unclear whether Cruse has an attorney.