Picture: The West Australian/Dione Davidson

A woman has been found guilty of drug offences, including over a drug laboratory explosion where a young boy was injured.

A District Court jury this afternoon found Jessica Ellen Barlow guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine and attempting to manufacture methamphetamine linked to an explosion at her house in Bertram where the child was burnt.

Barlow now faces a mandatory 12-month prison sentence when she is sentenced next month.

The court was told there was an explosion in July 2012 at the Bertram property Barlow rented as Mark Dennehy was attempting to make methamphetamine.

Barlow was not at home at the time of the explosion.

Prosecutors alleged Ms Barlow was aware Dennehy was using her house to make the drugs and that she had knowingly provided assistance.

Barlow argued in her defence that she did not know Dennehy was manufacturing or attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and she did not do or buy anything to assist him.

The jury was told witnesses described seeing the roof of the Bertram house blown 1.5m to 2m in the air during the explosion on July 31, 2012.

Barlow will be sentenced in March.

The West Australian

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