2 injured in meth lab explosion, 1 man arrested in connection


by Bryan Baker


Posted on July 2, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 3 at 8:06 AM

MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two people are badly burned after a meth lab explosion in a Mount Washington apartment over the weekend.

The blast happened at 2:30 a.m. Sunday above a business.  Police recovered materials they say exploded as part of a mobile meth lab.

A 19-year-old woman and 24-year-old man have burns on more than half their body. The woman is in a medically induced coma. The victims are persons of interest.

Police also arrested 50-year-old Selwyn Dixon, who faces drug charges, wanton endangerment, and giving police a false name.

Police don't know if he was inside at the time, and he may have gotten away if he didn't return to gather his things later that day.

The woman who lives in the apartment says she wasn't at home when it happened and somehow her 19-year-old niece got inside.

Police also want to question Missy Day, who lives there because she is out of jail on bond from a recent meth charge. Day was not in the apartment at the time of the explosion. Two of her cats died in the blast.

The 24-year-old man had a meth charge one month ago.

Dixon is a convicted felon with drug charges dating back to 1997.