Man pleads guilty for drug-related blast in 2016 | KOB 4

Man pleads guilty for drug-related blast in 2016 Web Staff
April 16, 2018 10:22 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A man badly burned in a drug-making explosion now faces prison time for it.


In federal court Monday, 28-year-old Joseph Gonzales admitted to causing the blast at the Los Alamos Apartment Complex two years ago while using butane to illegally make hash oil.

The blast severely burned his body and forced neighbors out in the middle of the night

Gonzales pleaded guilty endangering human life while illegally manufacturing a controlled substance. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

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