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Man arrested after meth lab found during fire

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Posted at 3:03 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 15:03:35-04

A man is facing charges after police say a meth lab was found during a house fire.

The fire began around 11:45am April 18 in the second floor apartment of a home on Maple Street in Jamestown. It caused substantial damage and fire officials say they found the makings of a meth lab while sifting through debris.

Armed with a search warrant, investigators say they found more evidence and a warrant was issued for the resident’s arrest.

On Tuesday, 36-year-old Richard Brown was taken into custody and charged with felony third degree unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine.

Police say additional charges are expected over the fire.