TEA - A man has been arrested on drug charges following an apartment fire in Tea.

Thirty-two-year-old Jesse Rains was taken into custody following the early Tuesday morning blaze in the second floor of a strip mall.

Rains is charged in Lincoln County with four counts, including manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance.

Authorities tell the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that chemicals in the apartment were similar to those used to make methamphetamine. Lab components were also seized from the apartment.

Rains was released on a promise to appear in court. The next hearing is scheduled April 10.

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