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Woman Arrested Following Suspected Arson of Meth Lab in Springfield

Springfield Police have a woman in custody, as authorities believe she set fire to a suspected meth lab.

Jennifer Buttram faces charges of arson and unlawful use of a weapon after officers say she arrived at a home on Delaware Avenue on August 9 and threatened a resident with a knife.

The resident told police she accused him of owing her money.

Reports say Buttram then threatened to burn the house down, and a short time later the garage caught fire.

Firefighters arrived and put out the flames, and investigators discovered what they believe may have been a meth lab.

Buttram is due for her first court appearance in the case on August 15.