Two women were arrested after a methamphetamine lab in a Texas apartment exploded while a child was in the home, causing several windows to be blown out during a blast residents described as a bomb going off.
Nancy Cruz-Rodriguez, 39, and Odalys Corrales, 18, were arrested and charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. Corrales was also charged with child endangerment after authorities found a child inside the Arlington apartment where the drug lab exploded, FOX4 reported.
Neighbors at the apartment complex near the AT&T Stadium told FOX4 they heard a bomb-like sound just after 11 p.m. Friday. The explosion was so powerful that it blew out windows from at least five nearby apartments.
“I was in my apartment, we were watching a movie and the whole apartment just shook and I went outside to look and see what was wrong and I didn't see nothing outside or anything like that until I heard all the ambulance and police officers came,” Alfonzo Martinez recalled.
“I got my kids and we all went out. But the smoke was really bad so I told them to cover their face,” another resident said.
No one was injured in the explosion.
Police seized 21 pounds of meth, an unspecified amount of cash and a car. Federal authorities may be conducting an investigation in the case.