11-year-old remains hospitalized after meth lab explosion


The two Decatur residents accused of making meth, and sending an 11-year-old to the hospital are still being housed in the Macon County Jail.

According to a police sworn statement, Taylor Potter, 33, and Rachel Starr-Hollgarth,38, were making meth in the laundry room of their home, in the 2000 block of Fairview Avenue. During the process an explosion occurred, causing the boy to receive 2nd degree burns to his legs and his left arm.    

The 11-year-old remains at the Saint Louis Children's hospital.

Potter and Hollgarth are both being held on a $500,000 bond for aggravated participation in meth manufacturing and meth related child endangerment. They are to appear in court on March 14th, for arraignment.   

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