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Meth lab explosion results in fatality

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Lacy Smith (Source: Jennings Co. Jail) Lacy Smith (Source: Jennings Co. Jail)

JENNINGS COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - A meth lab explosion early Sunday is to blame for the death of a southern Indiana man.

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 to the home.  

Smith has been charged with murder as a result of Short's death and will also be charged with felony production of methamphetamine. Other charges are pending as officers complete their investigation.

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