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  • More than a dozen accused of dealing drugs in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Meth lab found in Zachary

    October 16, 2012 10:15 AM

    ZACHARY- Authorities arrested a Zachary couple after they said they found an illegal meth lab inside their apartment. According to police, last Thursday the Delta Drug Task Force investigated information they received from neighbors about a possible meth lab inside the apartment in the 1100 block of Willow Creek... more »
  • LPSO: Man burned, arrested after meth fire

    September 14, 2012 4:06 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Walker man they said was burned while cooking methamphetamine at his home earlier this week. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Patrick Servat, 27, after he was released from the hospital Thursday. Investigators said they were called out to Servat's one-bedroom apartment on... more »
  • APSO: Man arrested, admits to selling crystal meth

    September 10, 2012 11:33 AM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Assumption Parish and said he was caught with several bags of crystal meth. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents arrested Tommy Donati, II of Berwick this past Friday in suspicion of possessing meth with the intent to distribute it, and... more »
  • Man arrested after meth offer texted to officer

    September 7, 2012 12:51 PM

    LEWISTON, Idaho - An Idaho man apparently trying to get the most bang for his drug-purchasing buck accidentally texted a narcotics detective while he searched for people to join him in a methamphetamine buy. Police in Lewiston arrested 37-year-old Aaron D. Templeton Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.... more »
  • DEA, Mexico target methamphetamine production

    August 23, 2012 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Drug Enforcement Administration and the government of Mexico are pledging increased cooperation in attacking illegal methamphetamine production. Under a newly announced agreement, the DEA and Mexico will bolster intelligence sharing and joint law enforcement training efforts. Mexico has experienced a dramatic increase in seizures of clandestine methamphetamine... more »
  • Officials dismantle meth lab at Vivian mobile home

    August 20, 2012 11:52 AM

    VIVIAN, La. - Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old Vivian man for making meth at a mobile home where three children were living. The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force were called to investigate a suspected lab Sunday after Vivian police found materials associated with a lab while working a trespassing call. Agents... more »
  • More arrests made in rolling meth lab check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 15, 2012 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police made additional arrests this evening after a wreck in Baton Rouge involving a rolling meth lab which landed two other people in jail. It happened around 3 a.m. on Old Jefferson, about a mile from Woodlawn High School. State Police said the car hit... more »
  • Arrests made in meth lab investigation

    August 15, 2012 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officials have two people in custody following the discovery of a meth lab overnight. Their names have not yet been released. According to Louisiana State Police, components of a meth lab were found around 3 a.m. inside a vehicle on Jefferson Hwy. near... more »
  • Authorities shut down Tangipahoa Parish meth labs

    May 11, 2012 11:04 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies have shut down several methamphetamine operations and arrested five people on related drug counts. Deputies say a search of a Kentwood home resulted in confiscation of a small meth lab, methamphetamine and several pistols and rifles. The Advocate reports 44-year-old James Keith Luper and 40-year-old... more »
  • 1 dead in north Miss. meth lab explosion

    April 27, 2012 7:52 AM

    BURNSVILLE, Miss. - One man has died from injuries suffered in what Tishomingo County authorities are saying was an explosion in a methamphetamine lab located in a trailer near Burnsville in north Mississippi. Chief Deputy Mike Kemp says the trailer was parked next to an abandoned home. Kemp says firefighters... more »
  • Meth lab cleanup, who pays

    April 20, 2012 10:21 AM

    BAKER - Two people were arrested for cooking meth in Baker and your tax payer dollars paid for the cleanup. The after affects of criminal behavior may be more costly than you think. News 2's Sarah Rosario gets answers tonight on News 2 at 5 p.m. more »
  • "Shake and Bake" meth lab allegedly found in Assumption home

    April 5, 2012 10:35 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force says it uncovered a "shake and bake" meth lab, marijuana and mushrooms at a home on Hwy. 1011 near Labadieville. Neil J. Templet, age 34, of 186 Highway 1011, Napoleonville, was booked with the creation or operation of a... more »
  • LDEQ publicly listing meth-contaminated homes

    February 23, 2012 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're in the market for a new home, a new tool can help you make sure your dream home isn't someone else's meth home. More than three years after a new law called for creating a list of meth-contaminated houses, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • Florida meth case involves 3 generations of 1 family

    February 17, 2012 1:08 PM

    CROSS CITY, Fla. - It's a generational thing: Deputies in Florida say a man, his daughter and his grandson, along with a fourth person said to be a family relative, are accused of working together to manufacture methamphetamine. Dixie County Sheriff's officials say 54-year-old Allen J. Brannin, his 34-year-old daughter,... more »
  • Game wardens find suspected meth lab

    January 25, 2012 8:15 AM

    MONROE - Narcotics agents have arrested two Mississippi men after Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents allegedly found them with the materials for a methamphetamine lab in a vehicle in the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area. Chadwick Hudson and Joshua Weeks, both of Vicksburg, Miss., were booked into Ouachita... more »
  • Two people arrested after rolling meth lab found check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two people are under arrest after police found items used to make meth in a vehicle they were in. Matthew Watkins, 32, and Ashley Stewart, 27, were pulled over on Florida Boulevard near Lobdell just after midnight. Police found Sufuric Acid, Drain-O, fertilizer, bottles of acid and... more »
  • LPSO: Deserter arrested, admitted to cooking meth

    November 17, 2011 2:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies in Livingston Parish said a man confessed to cooking meth in his home after deputies arrested him for desertion. According to Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were contacted by the Army and told Bradley Burton, Jr. was wanted for deserting. Rushing... more »
  • Couple arrested after meth lab found at residence

    September 14, 2011 2:59 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish arrested two people this week after finding a meth lab on property they'd been evicted from. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies arrested Cole Gonzales and Leslea Hurst on Tuesday after the pair fled from deputies and were stopped after a short vehicle... more »
  • Ex-Olympic baseball star faces Ala. meth charges

    September 1, 2011 9:34 AM

    LOXLEY, Ala.- Police say a former U.S. Olympic baseball star and his wife are charged with cooking methamphetamine inside a home they shared with their three children. Billy Lyle Wallace Jr. and 29-year-old Amber Sheree McKenzie were being held Thursday in the Baldwin County jail on $31,000 bond each,... more »
  • 5 arrested for making meth near child

    July 7, 2011 6:09 PM

    ETHEL-- East Feliciana deputies arrested five people for child cruelty and operation of a clandestine lab after they say they found all five people with a child about five years old inside a trailer littered with meth making materials. A tip led two East Feliciana probation officers to the... more »
  • News 2 Special Report: Meth Loophole

    May 4, 2011 10:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON- It's not mystery methamphetamines are a problem in Livingston Parish. Livingston Parish Sheriff Willie Graves said, "Certainly, per capita, we probably make more arrests on these types of drug-related cases than most people do." "The meth problem has been an increased factor for us in the district... more »
  • Parents arrested in meth lab bust

    April 11, 2011 5:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The parents of a two-year-old boy are behind bars, accused of operating a meth lab while their son was home. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Garrett Wendt and Tammy Hohnesee. They were booked on charges of possession of crystal meth and operating a clandestine laboratory. ... more »
  • Feds suggest using other grant money to cover meth lab clean-up money cuts

    March 29, 2011 10:18 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The feds are suggesting a solution to a cut in methamphetamine lab clean-up money that News 2 told you about a month ago. But authorities here say it won't work. Federal budget cuts left the Drug Enforcement Agency without millions to pay professionals to pick up meth... more »
  • The Meth Effect: Part 3

    March 2, 2011 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- When a meth lab is picked up, that doesn't mean it's cleaned up. It costs thousands of dollars to rid a home of chemicals used in the process, and involves ripping up carpet, gutting walls and revamping ventilation systems. But there's nothing forcing homeowners to clean it... more »
  • The Meth Effect: Part 1

    February 28, 2011 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Methamphetamine abuse has become a substantial force across Louisiana, and authorities are taking steps to fight it even as its use spreads. But former users say there's no fight greater than the one between meth and an addict. Kevin Thompson, who's been off the drug... more »
  • Money for local meth lab clean-up cut from DEA budget

    February 24, 2011 10:30 PM

    NAPOLEANVILLE- Federal money to clean up hazardous meth labs has been cut. The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, tells News 2, "DEA anticipates that funding for the clean-up of meth labs will be exhausted this week. Decisions about additional funding in the future rests with the United States Congress."... more »
  • Two arrested for Lutcher High stadium arson

    January 25, 2011 10:23 PM

    CONVENT- Two Lutcher High School graduates were behind bars in St. James Parish Tuesday night accused of setting the fire that destroyed that school's football stadium in November. 21-year-old Adam Lambert is charged with arson. 18-year-old Lindsey Matherne is charged with accessory to arson. Authorities say they suspected Lambert... more »
  • UPDATE: APSO: Man injured in fire was cooking meth

    January 21, 2011 3:32 PM

    GONZALES - A meth lab exploded and burned a man who was cooking the drug this afternoon, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jeffrey Wiley said 22-year-old Mark Rodgers was arrested after the fire at a mobile home on Roddy Road. "Mr. Rodgers has burns all... more »
  • Meth lab in washing machine leads to two arrests

    January 20, 2011 4:03 PM

    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... more »
  • Nine meth labs found at Denham Springs residence

    January 5, 2011 3:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Three people were arrested and a baby taken into custody today, after narcotics agents found nine meth labs in a Denham Springs residence. Officers arrested 35-year-old Tanya Hayes, 28-year-old Joseph Tanner and 25-year-old James Hussey after a search of their residence just after midnight. Officers seized the... more »
  • Two arrested after meth lab found in Tangipahoa Parish

    January 4, 2011 12:01 PM

    KENTWOOD – Narcotics agents in Tangipahoa Parish have arrested two people after finding a meth lab at their residence. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 30-year-old Rachel Minton and 28-year-old Randy Davidson were arrested Monday. Warrants had been issued for them almost a month earlier, after deputies searched their residence in... more »

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