Posted: Aug 28, 2013 4:20 PM
Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday night after they said one of them was injured in a meth fire.
Deputies arrested Amanda Henderson, 26, and Mark Degruiter, 27, after the fire around 10 p.m. at 7940 Jefferson Highway.
Investigators said Degruiter was treated for burns by paramedics, and firefighters at the home noticed empty packages of cold pills, stripped lithium batteries, and other drug paraphernalia in the apartment.
The couple and a 5-year-old girl at the apartment were taken to the hospital while a cleaning crew decontaminated the residence. They also notified the Department of Children and Family Services about the child.
Deputies booked Henderson and Degruiter on charges of creating a meth lab, cruelty to a juvenile, and possession of drug paraphernalia.