- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 24-year-old Missoula man has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution in connection to a hash oil explosion that burned three people, including a child, and damaged a University of Montana-owned apartment.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/1HRG5dG ) that Patrick Wayne Austin was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to six felonies in a plea agreement between his attorney, Brian Yowell, and prosecutors in April.

Austin was arrested after an Oct. 12 explosion at an apartment building south of campus in which he, his girlfriend and her 19-month-old daughter suffered burns.

A search of the apartment turned up 1.67 pounds of marijuana, hash oil, hallucinogenic mushrooms, $2,200 in cash and a rifle.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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