Port Richey - Authorities say a Florida man grabbed his drugs but left behind an infant and two caged dogs after accidentally causing a drug-related explosion that burned his house down.
News outlets report 24-year-old Steven Brown of Port Richey turned himself in to Pasco County investigators Monday. He faces arson, drug and aggravated cruelty to animal charges.
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Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll says Brown was trying to cook butane hash oil inside his home Sept. 3 when the fire started.
Deputies say Brown took his drugs and fled the residence, leaving behind a 1-year-old child and two dogs. The child wasn't hurt, but the dogs died.
Authorities had been searching for Brown, who they say fled from a traffic stop Sept. 9.
Jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.