• Vt. man burned in explosion faces meth charge
    November 01,2012
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    BURLINGTON — A 19-year-old Vermont man hurt in an explosion behind his parents’ Hinesburg home is facing federal charges he tried to produce methamphetamine.

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Burlington says Jacob Berino was arrested Tuesday after he was released from the hospital. He made his initial court appearance Wednesday.

    A federal magistrate ordered Berino detained pending admission to a residential treatment facility.

    Court records say that on Oct. 23 emergency responders were called to the home of Berino’s father, where they found Berino spraying water on his face, which appeared to have been burned.

    Police say they saw items they considered consistent with the illegal production of methamphetamine.

    If convicted, Berino could be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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