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Second person charged with having meth products where child was injured

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Bailey Haynes

Bailey Haynes

SALISBURY — Rowan authorities charged a second person with having products for making methamphetamine nearly a month after a 6-year-old was injured when he opened a backpack containing those products.

Bailey Austin Haynes, 17, was charged Tuesday with felony possession of immediate precursor chemical. He remains in the Rowan County jail under a $11,000 secured bond.

Earlier this week the sheriff’s office charged Michael Avery Bostian, 23, with similar charges.

Authorities said in June the child found two backpacks hidden in some bushes behind an Andrews Ford Road home. There were chemicals, including sulphuric acid, in the bag that are used to make methamphetamines, but no active lab or finished product.

The boy suffered burns to his upper body and face. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated. The child has since been released released from the hospital and officials say he will make a full recovery.

— Shavonne Walker

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