Arrests Made In Longview Arson

Investigators say a Longview arson may have put a major meth producer out of business. Fire crews doused a blaze last night at a home on Bazzell drive, near the Pine Tree area. Investigators say the fire destroyed about one quarter of the home. Upon inspection, a large amount of chemicals used in making meth-amphetamine was found in the living room.
This morning, authorities arrested Ben Schrimsher on arson charges. The man who lived in the home, Michael Deaton, was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.