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  • Woman who threatened to burn home down with people inside arrested

    May 17, 2016 10:26 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - A woman was arrested after Assumption Parish deputies say she told them she planned to burn a house down with everyone inside. Deputies say they made contact with Ann Thibodaux at her home in Labadieville after her mom and sister reported she was making harassing phone calls.... more »
  • Fundraiser for top Arizona Republicans accused of running meth lab

    April 27, 2016 11:22 AM

    PHOENIX - An Arizona woman who worked for top Republicans in the state and is now a political fundraiser is facing several felony drug charges after sheriff’s office deputies raider the home she lives in with her boyfriend and two children. A sheriff’s spokesman says 35-year-old Emily Pitha was... more »
  • Hammond woman arrested after wild multi-parish pursuit

    February 29, 2016 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Hammond woman who told officers she had "smoked a tiny bump of meth" Sunday evening was arrested after leading troopers on a wild two-parish pursuit, arrest records show. The chase began when troopers spotted a damaged Jeep that matched the description of one used in... more »
  • FBI: Aryan Brotherhood member arrested on hit-man charge

    January 15, 2016 4:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says it has arrested a member of the Aryan Brotherhood who allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer and then offered to be a hit man. The FBI says Jeffery A. Howard was arrested Thursday afternoon in Pearl River, Louisiana, a small town on... more »
  • More than a dozen accused of dealing drugs in Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 1, 2015 4:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities arrested more than a dozen people in Livingston Parish as part of a drug roundup Thursday morning, and said they could be back for more. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies with the LPSO Narcotics Division targeted people selling and distributing drugs as part of "Operation:... more »
  • Drugs, gun, counterfeit money seized in Livingston Parish

    September 25, 2015 11:36 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said they seized several narcotics along with a weapon during a drug bust in Denham Springs this week. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies with the Narcotics Division and Special Response Team arrested three people during the search. Joseph Blaine Coon, Lacie Foley and Lorene... more »
  • Meth, synthetic pot found in tased man's system

    September 24, 2015 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Autopsy results showed a Zachary man died from a drug overdose after police said he attacked them and was shocked with a taser. The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner said drug screens showed 32-year-old Kevin Bajoie had a mix of methamphetamine, amphetamine, and synthetic cannabinoids in... more »
  • Man thinks he and son poisoned by meth in hotel coffee maker

    September 16, 2015 5:05 PM

    KEARNEY, Neb. - A Nebraska man believes he and his 2-year-old son were poisoned by a methamphetamine-tainted coffee maker at an Omaha hotel. Travis and Amber Richard and their children spent Labor Day weekend in Omaha. He says he used the coffee maker and coffee package in their... more »
  • Five busted with meth and heroin in Livingston Parish Play Video

    July 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested five people in Denham Springs during a search warrant stemming from an investigation into illegal drugs. Deputies arrested 31-year-old Joseph "JoJo" Rousseau, 41-year-old Jeremy Austin Hebert and 38-year-old Eric Byrd Jr. at a house on Wisteria Street Tuesday. A press... more »
  • Federal indictment details historic EBR drug seizure

    April 14, 2015 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Attorneys unsealed a federal indictment Tuesday which listed nine arrests and an historic drug seizure for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, all part of an operation to take down what federal agents said was a drug trafficking networking in Louisiana and California. U.... more »
  • Deputies find shake-and-bake meth lab

    March 27, 2015 2:42 PM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Morgan City man this week after they said they found a hidden meth lab in a bucket at the man's Assumption Parish home. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents charged 49-year-old William Fontenot with creating a clandestine lab and possessing crystal meth,... more »
  • Police seize stash of meth disguised as candles

    October 17, 2014 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents say a traffic stop of a passenger bus headed east on I-12 led to the arrest of a Texas man and the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine disguised as decorative candles early Thursday morning. Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Highway Interdiction... more »
  • Man, mother accused of making meth

    August 15, 2014 2:44 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Deputies arrested a man in Tangipahoa Parish and are searching for his mother after they said they discovered a meth lab at their home. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies searched the home of Melody Elkins, 45, and Terry Elkins, 20, in Ponchatoula Tuesday. Investigators said they found... more »
  • Busted bumper leads to meth arrest

    August 11, 2014 11:00 AM

    NATALBANY - Sheriff's deputies said a busted bumper helped them catch a Tangipahoa Parish woman carrying drugs and facing a number of outstanding warrants. Deputies arrested Janavieve Bicknell, 26, after the traffic stop near Natalbany Sunday night. A deputy said he was patrolling on Highway 1064 when he... more »
  • Four arrested with designer drugs

    July 1, 2014 3:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State Police arrested four Florida residents after narcotics agents found 20 pounds of drugs during traffic stops in West Baton Rouge Parish, a haul worth half-a-million dollars. Troopers said 32-year-old Tavis Williams, 43-year-old Maurice Jackson, 53-year-old Cecil Saddler, and 30-year-old Wilhelmina Foster worked together to try... more »
  • Traffic stop in Assumption Parish leads to meth arrest

    June 23, 2014 12:50 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - A routine traffic stop over the weekend yielded the arrest of a woman and the seizure of more than $3,000 worth of methamphetamine, according to Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish. Deputies said they pulled Tammy Lucas, 38, of Napoleonville over for speeding on Saturday morning, but the... more »
  • Morgan City traffic stop leads to 2 meth arrests

    June 5, 2014 10:54 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Deputies in St. Mary Parish said they arrested two people charged with possession of methamphetamine and other narcotics early on Thursday morning. Law enforcement said a patrolling deputy made a traffic stop shortly after 1:00 a.m. when a vehicle, driven by Virginia Raphiel, 34, of Robline... more »
  • Deputy: Alleged meth dealer had 1,800 silver bars

    June 4, 2014 3:27 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 1,852 silver bars have been confiscated from a Shreveport man accused of dealing drugs. Lt. Carl Townley says investigators believe the one-ounce ingots probably were bought to launder drug money. Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw held a news conference Wednesday... more »
  • Seven arrested after meth lab bust

    February 20, 2014 11:35 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A meth lab has been taken down and seven arrests have been made after a month long investigation into illegal drug activity in Ascension Parish. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says the arrests came from surveillance by the narcotics division of a residence they had gotten... more »
  • 3 arrested in Ascension Parish meth lab bust

    December 31, 2013 1:49 PM

    GONZALES- Three people are now behind bars, after detectives found a meth lab inside a home in Gonzales. Detectives arrested Scott Roussel, Seth Finley and Kandi Pierre for manufacturing meth at the home in the 14000 block of Mire Road. All three were booked into the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Suitcase meth lab recovered in arrest

    December 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest in a public park led to the recovery of a suitcase meth lab, according to authorities. Terry Baggett was arrested at the BREC Park on Plank Road after a tip to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office that someone was cooking meth there. ... more »
  • Tip leads to several drug arrests in Ascension

    September 26, 2013 11:46 AM

    GONZALES - Investigators said a tip to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office led to several drug arrests and the discovery of a meth lab in St. Amant. Deputies said they began investigating 27-year-old Christopher Washburn, who had an outstanding warrant for aggravated battery and other charges, after receiving a... more »
  • DEA insists cold drug not meth-resistant

    September 10, 2013 7:28 PM

    ST. LOUIS- A cold and allergy decongestant that's supposed to be the first pseudoephedrine that can't be used to make meth is now available nationwide but the DEA says not so fast. Zephrex-D has been sold in Missouri since December and Westport Pharmaceuticals issued the product to 15,000 pharmacies nationwide... more »
  • Meth lab warrants turn up out-of-state meth find

    August 30, 2013 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested four people in Livingston Parish this week after they said they found meth and materials associated with a meth lab. A sheriff's department spokesperson said investigators arrested Claud Kimble Jr., 23; Talandis Cotton, 22; Eugene Harrison Jr., 29; and Velise Vallery, 30, at the... more »
  • EBRSO: Two booked after meth lab fire

    August 28, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday night after they said one of them was injured in a meth fire. Deputies arrested Amanda Henderson, 26, and Mark Degruiter, 27, after the fire around 10 p.m. at 7940 Jefferson Highway. Investigators said... more »
  • Possible meth lab found near affluent BR community

    August 27, 2013 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies investigated a possible meth lab near Bocage Tuesday night. A sheriff's office spokesperson said they were alerted by ambulance personnel about a man with burns to his hands and face at an apartment in the 7900 block of Jefferson. He had a small bottle that... more »
  • Weed, meth, guns found during various drug arrests Play Video

    August 9, 2013 6:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies made six arrests and netted thousands of dollars worth of drugs during three separate incidents across the parish. On Monday in French Settlement, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Mitchell Road, where they found Keith Whetstine, 51, and a battered Amber Smith,... more »
  • EBRSO arrests four, confiscates meth lab

    June 3, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies in East Baton Parish arrested four people they said were involved with a meth lab. Deputies said they found the items for making meth after responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday evening at the home on 21444 Jon Michelle. Investigators arrested Kurt Browning, Jessica... more »
  • Man convicted in death faces new charges

    April 12, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 37-year-old Baton Rouge man who served prison time after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 1992 slaying of carjacked LSU freshman Kipp Earl Gullett is now facing a felony drug charge. A judge reset Zebbie Berthelot's arraignment on methamphetamine charges for May 20. He told state... more »
  • Second meth lab found one day after motel fire Play Video

    April 3, 2013 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators returned to a Baton Rouge hotel today after receiving reports another meth lab was found there, according to the city fire department. HazMat crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the Crossland motel off Boardwalk Wednesday afternoon, which was the site of a... more »
  • Meth lab explodes in motel room

    April 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a Baton Rouge hotel after reports a meth lab exploded this morning. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said it happened at the Crossland Motel off Boardwalk. He said nobody was on scene when investigators found the clandestine lab, and no arrests have been made. ... more »
  • Zachary police discover meth lab, arrest 3

    March 27, 2013 4:12 PM

    ZACHARY - Zachary police assisting state child welfare case workers in an investigation discovered an illegal methamphetamine lab. After officers entered the home and found methamphetamines and materials used in making crystal meth, Chief David McDavid says officers arrested three people. Officers booked Ryan Patrick Harper and Shari Kay Behrens... more »
  • Law enforcement seek out meth labs Play Video

    March 6, 2013 5:29 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office recently busted two homes with active meth labs. Maj. Kevin Hanna attributes deputy training to the high number of recent busts in the parish. "We don't see an explosion, of meth labs, and I think that's contributed to us training... more »
  • Probation officers find meth lab during visit

    February 27, 2013 9:04 AM

    GONZALES - Probation officers in Ascension Parish said they busted a man operating a meth lab during one of their routine visits. Scott Bateman was on probation for possession of methamphetamine and simple burglary. During their visit, agents said they came across methamphetamine lab and drug paraphernalia. Narcotics... more »
  • One arrested, one sought in meth lab explosion

    February 22, 2013 12:49 PM

    GEISMAR - Deputies in Ascension Parish arrested one person and are looking for a second after a suspected meth lab exploded Thursday night. Investigators were called to 37313 LA 74, lot 181 after a witness reported hearing a loud explosion then saw flames coming from a bedroom window. ... more »
  • Mom arrested after child tests positive for meth

    January 31, 2013 7:25 AM

    LEESVILLE - Vernon Parish authorities say a 22-year-old Rosepine mother is facing charges after her 10-month-old child tested positive for meth at a hospital. The Town Talk reports detectives were contacted on Jan. 17 by Beauregard Memorial Hospital emergency room personnel about the child. Detectives interviewed the child's mother, Heather... more »

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