The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was requested by Prichard Police to a possible meth fire on Dogwood Trail in Eightmile, Alabama. By the time MCSO Deputies arrived the structure had burned to the ground. Witnesses say they saw an explosion, fire and then someone leaving the scene with burns on his arms. MCSO Narcotic Deputies did locate evidence on the property indicating meth production.
MCSO Narcotic Deputies called all the local hospitals for recent burn victims, but none were found. Further investigation lead the Deputies to a trailer park on Hwy 45 were they found ROBERT KINARD JR. with burns on both arms. KINARD denied participating in manufacturing meth, he said the fire started because of the sausage he was cooking. KINARD does have a previous charge of Possession/sell precursor in 2010. KINARD also gave consent to search his vehicle where Deputies found numerous blister packs of pseudoephedrine and crystallized drain cleaner. BOTH products found in the vehicle are used in the production of meth.
KINARD was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his burns. A warrant will be signed for Possession of Precursor. He will be arrested once he is released from his injuries.
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