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Man charged with setting up meth lab in casino hotel room

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. – A man is charged with setting up a methamphetamine lab in Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino hotel room that caught fire, making four floors to be evacuated.

Wednesday is the fire in the Tropicana casino injured two people: the man who rented the room and was later arrested, and an employee of the hotel who entered the room after the fire was discovered. Their conditions were not available Thursday.

The police brought in Michael Pillar, Whiting, with maintaining a drug production facility, possession of methamphetamine and criminal mischief. It is unclear whether Pillar has hired a lawyer.

The damage of the fire was contained to the room on the 44th floor of the casino’s west tower, where the fire has occurred.

A hazardous materials team dismantled the lab.

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