Photo: Francisco Ponce
Originally published as a Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“On Monday afternoon at approximately 3:00 pm, Deputies responded to the 16000 block of Meridian Road in the unincorporated area of Prunedale, for a report of an explosion.
After arriving on scene, deputies located 35-year-old Francisco Ponce of Watsonville in the area with significant injuries.
During the investigation detectives determined a Butane Honey Oil Lab at the residence exploded, injuring Ponce. Detectives arrested 39-year-old Jorge Herrera of Salinas.
Herrera was booked into county jail for manufacturing a controlled substance and other drug related charges.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Abel Munoz at 831-755-3812 or Detective Matthew Costa at 831-755-7289.”
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