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      Police called to fire, make drug arrest

      A Myrtle Beach man will likely face a drug charge after he told police he tried to make methamphetamine in a Pepsi bottle and it caught on fire, according to David Knipes with Myrtle Beach Police.

      Officers were called to a report of a structure fire in the 300 block of 1st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach early Wednesday morning.

      Matthew Philipscheck, 31, told police everyone in the apartment was sleeping so he "decided to make some meth," according to a police report.

      The report said he told police he added chemicals into the soda bottle and shook it.

      When he added water into the bottle, he told officers the bottle caught on fire and he threw it out the window.

      Knipes said no charges have been filed yet, but he believes Philipscheck will likely be charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and possibly with additional charges.