Deputies: Suspect dies in Duplin Co. meth lab explosion, 3 others charged
DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WCTI) — Deputies said one of the four suspects in a Duplin County meth lab explosion has passed away.
According to the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, 42-year-old Rodney Glenn Bryant (far left) died after the meth lab explosion on Narcie Turner Lane, southwest of Pink Hill, on Nov. 10. Also accused of the explosion are (left to right) 32-year-old Justin Lee Blizzard, 34-year-old Edna Ranell Shivar, and 40-year-old Linwood Willis Parker lll, all from Pink Hill.
A witness called 911 after hearing an explosion and seeing flames in the area, as well as seeing a vehicle leaving the scene, said investigators. When the witness went to help, Bryant told the witness it was a chemical fire and that he should leave, according to deputies.