City's first meth explosion leaves Madison couple severely burned

Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11:48am

A meth explosion that injured two and blew out a wall of a Madison apartment was the first of its kind in Nashville, police said Sunday.

Jason Scott, 28, and Jessica Biggs, 22, were both severely burned Saturday evening at 8:30 when chemicals used to cook meth ignited from inside the bathroom of apartment 216 at the Cedar Crest complex in Madison, according to Metro police, who said Scott later admitted he was cooking the drug there.

Both Scott and Biggs were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Police said the drug was being cooked in the bathroom when something ignited the chemicals. Biggs’ two young children were not at the apartment when the explosion occurred.

Several other residents from the same building were temporarily displaced by the blast and the resulting investigation. The Red Cross helped arrange overnight accommodations for those residents. 

Metro police said Scott was convicted of two felony meth counts in Cheatham County last year and was being supervised through a Community Corrections program.

While police said Saturday’s meth explosion was the first of its kind in Nashville, two woman arrested at a Spence Lane Super 8 motel last week were charged with making meth after police found chemicals used to cook the drug as well as numerous hypodermic needles in a room were the two had been staying.     

2 Comments on this post:

By: Redbarron06 on 9/20/11 at 7:06

We should end the "war on drugs" so we can provide these "undocumented pharmacists" with a safe place to pratice their craft.

By: localboy on 9/21/11 at 8:04

"Metro police said Scott was convicted of two felony meth counts in Cheatham County last year and was being supervised through a Community Corrections program."
And how's that program working out?