Man arrested after meth lab explodes in Albemarle motel

Jamie Robinson Hill

Jamie Robinson Hill

ALBEMARLE, N.C. — A Gastonia man has been charged after police said his methamphetamine lab exploded in a motel last week.

Police said the explosion happened around 3:30 Friday morning at the Lion Inn on Highway 52 in Albemarle and blew a hole in the the suspect’s mattress.

The explosion shattered windows and forced an evacuation, according to WSOC.

Jamie Robinson Hill is charged with one count felony possession/distribute methamphetamine, one count of felony manufacture methamphetamine and one count of felony maintain dwelling.

He received a $25,000 secured bond.

Investigators said Hill suffered minor burns when he tried to extinguish the flames.

Guests were kept out of their rooms for hours.

Source: WSOC

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