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Meth lab in washing machine leads to two arrests

4 years ago January 20, 2011 Jan 20, 2011 Thursday, January 20 2011 Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:03:06 PM CST in News
Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office
By: Russell Jones

HOLDEN – A meth lab in a washing machine burned a Livingston Parish man and led to the arrest of two people today, according to authorities.

Chief Deputy Jason Ard said three children were also taken into state care after 29-year-old Angelique Joy Townsend and 33-year-old Carl H. Savoy were arrested.

Deputies said the couple sold a washing machine they cooked meth in to a Holden man for scrap, and the chemicals burned him when he opened it.  When deputies went to their mobile home they smelled an odor produced by cooking meth, and found some in a shower.  The chemicals burned a hole through the floor of the shower.

Deputies arrested Townsend and Savoy, who were at the mobile home with a two-year-old child.  That child, as well as a six-year-old and 11-year-old who were at school, were taken to a local hospital for medical tests.  Deputies said there was evidence they had been living in the immediate area around the meth lab.

Townsend and Savoy face multiple charges, and were booked into the parish jail with a more-than $280,000 bond.

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