In another case of drugs ruining lives, one man was killed and another is in jail on felony charges following an explosion last Thursday in Gulf Breeze. And now a mother has a cautionary tale to tell of a “sweet” boy who made a bad choice and paid the price.
A methamphetamine lab exploded last week at a home near the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and East Bay Boulevard at 5305 Pecos Pass, killing Corey Webster Busbee, 31, and leading to the arrest of Sean Douglas Pullum, 22.
According to investigators, evidence was found at the scene indicating Busbee and Pullum were attempting to manufacture meth at the time of the explosion. Busbee died on the scene as a result of his injuries in the fire. Pullum was arrested and booked into Santa Rosa County Jail on charges of conspiracy to produce methamphetamine and principal to murder not premeditated — both of which are second degree felonies.
A tragic twist in this case was that Busbee recently had sought treatment for his addiction.
“He was trying to get help, but was turned away because he didn’t have insurance or money,” said Angie Rebel, a family friend.
The news of her son’s death was particularly hard for Cindy Hesters because she also lost her daughter in 1989.