The Edmond Sun

Local News

August 7, 2012

Lake suspect faces arson, meth-related complaints

EDMOND — A suspect in last month’s meth lab incident at Arcadia Lake has been released from the hospital and booked into the county jail, police said.

Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said on Monday Owen Lee Dandridge, 43, of Kellyville, was transported from an Integris burn center to the Oklahoma County jail for his involvement in last month’s meth lab RV fire at Arcadia Lake.

Monroe said the Edmond Police Department is recommending Dandridge be charge with arson, manufacturing meth, possession of precursors to meth and possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 2,000 feet of a park. His bond will be determined by a judge.

Additionally, the EPD is working with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to see if any charges apply on environmental issues since he threw the meth for the meth labs in a creek at the lake, Monroe said.

DEQ spokeswoman Skylar McElhaney said generally speaking regarding alleged discharges to a creek the DEQ would look at violations under the Oklahoma Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Act and/or public nuisance provisions.

Section 2-6-206(G) of the law carries criminal penalties in addition to administrative remedies.

McElhaney said at this point the DEQ’s involvement is tentative.

“We will assist the Edmond Police Department in any way we can,” she said.

At about 8:45 p.m. on July 30 Edmond dispatch received a call about an explosion outside at Arcadia Lake’s Scissortail Campground, 6400 E. 15th St. Due to a reported explosion and two possible victims, several units were sent to the scene, Edmond Fire Maj. Kelly Lewis said in a previous report by The Edmond Sun.

When fire department personnel arrived on the scene they found a small smoldering fire inside an RV parked at a campsite, Lewis said. They found two victims with burns — Christina Leigh Martin, 35, of Mounds, and Dandridge.

No campers in the area were injured, Lewis said.

Monroe described the incident as a flash fire. Three 20-ounce soda bottles were removed from the area. A method called “shake and bake” or the “one-pot method” is used to produce meth in a 2-liter soda bottle. Cold pills are crushed and mixed with common but noxious household chemicals and shaken in the bottle.

Both of the victims were transported by EMSA to the Paul Silverstein Burn Center at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Lewis said. Dandridge suffered second-degree burns. Monroe said the condition of Martin, who earlier was in the intensive care unit, has been upgraded to fair.

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