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Kansas City police say drug PCP caused explosion

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) -

A weekend home explosion was caused by the powerful hallucinogenic drug PCP, authorities say.

Kansas City police say it is the first time they've encountered such a blast caused by the drug.

Officers were called to a home just after 5 p.m. Saturday after a witness reported an explosion.

Firefighters forced open the locked front door and officers went to a third-floor apartment where they walked through a "cloudy mist" to get to an occupant.

A 28-year-old man who lived there was arrested but later released while the investigation continues. The man told police he was "just smoking my wet" when it blew up, according to reports. "Wet" is slang for PCP.

There is no word on what charges the man might face.

Most PCP found in Kansas City is made in California. House explosions there and in Atlanta in the last year were attributed to PCP labs.

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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