Local woman charged with arson after alleged meth lab explosion

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 21, 2012 6:30 AM

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An Iowa City woman was charged with arson after the alleged explosion of a drug lab.

Kristy Clouse, 25, 3734 Lower West Branch Road, was charged on March 14, 2011, with first-degree arson.

According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office report, Clouse had allegedly been making methamphetamine, which exploded.

Under Miranda, Clouse allegedly admitted to being present during the manufacturing of the methamphetamine that exploded, the report said.

First-degree arson is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in jail.

— by Conrad Swanson

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