Stow man gets four years for meth lab explosion

By Jeff Saunders | Stow Sentry Published:

A Stow man has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with the explosion of a methamphetamine lab at the man's Mac Drive home that injured him and another man last April.

According to Summit County Common Pleas Court records, Brandon C. Davis, 30, pleaded guilty Feb. 19 to second-degree felony illegal manufacture of drugs and fourth-degree felony arson.

Additional felony charges of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs were dismissed.

Ravenna resident Stephen J. Scott, 29, pleaded guilty Jan. 23 to third-degree felony illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. Additional felony charges of aggravated arson, illegal manufacture of drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs were dismissed. Scott was given two years probation.

Stow police and fire departments responded to several 911 calls from Mac Drive residents reporting an explosion at Davis' duplex home at a little before 8 p.m. April 17.

An investigation determined the explosion occurred in a first-floor bathroom and it blew out two of the home's windows. Damage to the building and contents were estimated at about $30,000.

Davis and Scott were both in the home at the time. They were taken to the Akron Children's Hospital Burn Unit for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

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