Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

State News

September 10, 2009

Somerset man seriously burned, meth lab blamed

SOMERSET, Ky. — Police in Somerset say an explosion of an apparent methamphetamine lab seriously burned a man in his apartment.

A statement from police said 45-year-old Bucky Allen Boula was blown from the bathroom into an adjoining room by the blast on Wednesday.

He was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital for what the Lexington Herald-Leader reported were severe burns to his face, hands and arms.

Police said the explosion shortly after 3 a.m. blew out windows of the apartment.

Authorities said they found several devices used to make meth as well as chemicals used in producing the illicit drug.

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