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POLICE: Man arrested one year after meth lab explosion causes over $100K in damage to St. Matthews hotel

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James Duffy (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James Duffy (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Memphis, Ind. man has been charged in connection with a 2013 meth lab explosion at a local hotel, according to an arrest warrant.

Police say the incident took place on Aug. 3, 2013 at the Crossland Extended Stay Hotel on Browns Lane, near the interchange between the Watterson Expressway and I-64.

Police say Saint Matthews Police were called to the hotel after an explosion. According to the warrant, the explosion was forceful enough to dislodge the walls six inches from the foundation of the building and endanger the lives of employees and guests of the hotel.

Inside the hotel room, police allegedly found Sudafed "and other meth precursors used for manufacturing meth, and materials consistent with portable meth labs."

Police say 22-year-old James Duffy had rented the room and had left the hotel without checking out.

The explosion caused over $100,000 worth of damage to the building.

A warrant was issued for Duffy's arrest on Aug. 12, 2013. He has since been taken into custody, and is charged with manufacturing methamphetamines, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.

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