Woman burned in North Texas meth lab explosion

QUITMAN, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a methamphetamine lab explosion in North Texas has left a woman burned and the boyfriend who dropped her off at a hospital facing drug charges.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department says Russell Allen Love of Quitman was jailed Tuesday on charges of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Online jail records did not list an attorney for Love, whose bond was set at $75,000.

Shanda Gail Simmons was left at a Quitman hospital Saturday night and told authorities that a meth lab explosion happened near her home.

Chief Deputy Wes Criddle says Love was later located at the residence he shared with Simmons, where deputies found a drug lab in the kitchen.

Simmons was hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.