Posted: Jun 17, 2014 2:10 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 17, 2014 2:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Greenwell Springs man after narcotics agents said they found a meth lab in his home around two small children.
Deputies accused Thomas Andrew Haymon, 30, of creating a clandestine lab, drug possession, and cruelty to juveniles.
Investigators said they got an anonymous tip that meth was being made out of the home on Morgan Road. When they got there, deputies said Haymon allowed them inside the home where they found a number of items used as pre-cursors to making a meth lab inside, including broken cold packs, camping fuel, numerous packs of matches, a propane tank, butane burners, and a large gas generator.
Deputies said at first Haymon denied knowing what the items' purpose was, but eventually admitted he would let people come to the house and cook meth when he and his family weren't around. Narcotics agents said Haymon also helped them find meth labs on the property.
Deputies also noted in their affidavit of probable cause that two children, ages 3 and 5, had access to all the toxic areas, and that the house was in such disarray that small walkways between cluttered items had to be made.
Investigators booked Haymon on drug possession charges, possession of drugs with intent to distribute them, being a fugitive from Baker Police, creating a clandestine lab, and two counts of cruelty to juveniles.