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Child rescued, 2 arrested in Ascension meth lab raid

8 months ago September 04, 2014 Sep 4, 2014 Thursday, September 04 2014 Thursday, September 04, 2014 4:12:43 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish arrested two people on Wednesday accused of operating a meth lab inside the same St. Amant home where they were raising their two-year-old child.

Heath Trabeaux, 42, and Molly Pinson, 26, were booked into the parish jail and will face charges for operating a methamphetamine lab, selling the drug and cruelty to juveniles.

Deputies who conducted the raid said Pinson and the child were in the home when the raid of the Highway 936 residence took place.

Detectives were able to place the two-year-old child in the custody of a family member, and the Department of Children and Family Services will conduct an investigation to determine if the child needs to be taken into state custody. Officials described conditions within the home as "deplorable".

Deputies said they found chemicals used in the production of meth and lab equipment during the raid. A certified hazardous material crew said the chemicals in use were highly toxic to the environment and explosive.

 

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