One man arrested in Covington meth lab raid
COVINGTON - A Tuesday morning search of a home north of Covington by narcotics agents led to the discovery of a recently active meth lab and one arrest, according to the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force.
Agents said they received an anonymous tip that narcotics were being made in a home in the Lake Ramsay area near Covington, and the search on Tuesday turned up a laboratory and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine. Investigators said they also found evidence of a previous meth lab in a burn site at the back of the property.
41-year-old Brett Chisesi was arrested for operation and creation of a clandestine laboratory, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Chisesi's 9-year-old child, who was in the house at the time of the search, was taken by a family member to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
The investigation is ongoing and deputies said Chisesi may face more charges as more information becomes available.
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