Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell, announced today that SEAN MYERS, DOB: 2/05/1968, of Houston, Missouri, entered a guilty plea Thursday, November 14, 2013, in the Taney County Circuit Court to the felony of attempted manufacture of a controlled substance. Myers pleaded guilty to the charge pursuant to a plea agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor. Myers received fifteen (15) years for attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, and other counts against him were dismissed.

Myers case stemmed from an explosion on November 3, 2009, in a home at 179 Dallas Road, in Cedarcreek. The explosion occurred when Myers and another man were cleaning up a methamphetamine lab in the home, and volatile chemicals exploded in the area of the home’s kitchen sink. When officers arrived, it was apparent that the home’s front windows had been blown out into the front yard. In addition, a propane tank was found that had contained anhydrous ammonia. Myers’ co-defendant, Jason Metty, later admitted to detectives that he had been manufacturing meth at the home and had possessed anhydrous ammonia in the propane tank – which is an unlawful container for such a substance. Myers had to be flown from the crime scene for emergency medical treatment after suffering chemical burns in the explosion.

Attempting to manufacture a controlled substance carries a maximum punishment not to exceed fifteen (15) years in prison. One factor that delayed the case’s disposition was that Myers had been serving time in prison for charges in another county.