An explosion that damaged a Huber Heights apartment building may be from the manufacture of an illegal drug, but not the one you might think.
On Monday, police, ATF and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations were at the Vinebrook Homes on Taylorsville Road and Old Troy Pike.
The call-out was made after a maintenance worker reported his suspicions of a resident’s explanation that his refrigerator exploded, according to a release from Huber Heights police.
The blast in the kitchen apparently happened Sunday morning and caused windows to blow out and structural damage, according to the release.
Officers went to investigate and were met with the strong smell of ammonia coming from the apartment.
Police said the building was evacuated and the other agencies were called in to assist for a possible methamphetamine lab cleanup.
But the resident admitted, after lengthy talks with police, there was an “accidental explosion” while he attempted to make hashish, according to the release.
Possible charges against the resident are being considered by the county prosecutor’s office.
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