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  • Undercover investigation leads to $33,000 meth bust

    June 8, 2016 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police Narcotics Detectives say they arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday afternoon with nearly a pound of crystal methamphetamine in his possession at the end of an undercover narcotics investigation. 24-year-old Corey T. Gardner was booked into the parish prison on charges of possession... more »
  • Man accused of cooking meth at Baker hotel with 5-year-old in room

    December 10, 2015 11:43 AM

    BAKER - Police arrested a man after they received a tip informing them that a man was preparing and selling crystal meth out of a Baker hotel room with a 5-year-old child present. 33-year-old Issac Delarosario was booked on charges of creation/operation of a clandestine methamphetamine lab Tuesday. ... more »
  • 4 arrested in Denham Springs drug bust

    December 2, 2015 11:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff’s deputies arrested four and seized a variety of narcotics while executing a search warrant in Denham Springs Monday. 36-year-old Derek Ford, 31-year-old Sharon Painting and 46-year-old Toby Jarreau were arrested and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on drug and weapon charges. A fourth... more »
  • Heroin, prescription pain pills top drug threat in the US

    November 4, 2015 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Drug Enforcement Administration says heroin and prescription pain pills are among the top drug threats in the U.S. The agency released its latest drug threat assessment released Wednesday. DEA's acting administrator, Chuck Rosenberg, says heroin and prescription drug overdoses combined accounted for nearly three-fourths of... more »
  • Two arrested and meth seized in Ascension drug bust

    October 28, 2015 5:23 PM

    GONZALES – Deputies in Ascension Parish charged two people with multiple drug charges and seized $3,500 in methamphetamine after an arrest Wednesday. Detectives said they received an anonymous tip that someone was selling large amounts of meth. Narcotics agents said as they were investigating the tip they followed 29-year-old... more »
  • Georgia man arrested after pawning video game console filled with drugs

    October 5, 2015 11:34 AM

    MOULTRIE, GA - Police said a man was arrested after a pawn shop found crystal meth inside an old video game console the man tried to sell. WALB-TV reports Jared Fournier was charged with possession of methamphetamine after the pawn shop found the stash of drugs and contacted authorities.... more »
  • 4 arrested in Gonzales for meth distribution, gun charges

    August 20, 2015 3:59 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish say they have arrested four individuals Wednesday on an assortment of charges including drug distribution and weapons charges. A joint investigation over the course of two months carried out by undercover detectives from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police... more »
  • Children, pets discovered in dirty house during meth raid

    August 10, 2015 1:25 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Narcotics investigators with the Morgan City Police Department made several arrests after they executed a search warrant, finding malnourished pets and three children ranging in age from infant to three years of age in dirty conditions with drugs and drug paraphernalia present. A total of four... more »
  • Trying to beat minimum wage

    August 4, 2015 8:53 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA- Taco Bell says it fired a worker who got busted for running a methamphetamine lab inside one its restaurants. Police arrested two men roaming outside a closed Taco Bell. When they went inside they found the remnants of the lab in a utility area. Taco Bell... more »
  • Meth lab set up by carpenter sets fire to apartments

    July 21, 2015 4:31 PM

    BAYOU CANE - Narcotics agents in Terrebonne Parish accused a man of causing a meth lab fire in a building he was renovating. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the apartments in the 6800 block of Main St. in Houma to investigate a fire the... more »
  • Priest sentenced to 5 years for meth distribution

    May 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    HARTFORD, CT - A suspended Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for running a meth distribution ring. Monsignor Kevin Wallin said at the hearing Thursday in Hartford federal court that, when he was arrested, it was the best day of his... more »
  • Connecticut priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

    March 17, 2015 11:13 AM

    HARTFORD, CT - A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week. Monsignor Kevin Wallin's public defender filed a sentencing request in federal... more »
  • Investigation leads to recovery of meth, stolen gun

    February 27, 2015 4:04 PM

    ALBANY - The Narcotics and Uniform Patrol Divisions of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office conducted a drug investigation that led to a pair of arrests in Albany on Tuesday. Joseph "John" Wascom, 36, and Roy Hart, 32, were booked into Livingston Parish Detention Center on drug and firearm charges... more »
  • Seat belt violation leads to mobile meth lab bust

    February 2, 2015 2:35 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested three people and shut down what turned out to be a mobile meth cooking operation after they pulled over a vehicle for a seat belt violation on Friday. Detectives said they stopped a vehicle shortly after it pulled out... more »
  • Mother and daughter arrested for meth possession

    December 10, 2014 4:32 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A mother and daughter were arrested on drug charges including possession of crystal meth after patrolling deputies pulled them over for only having one working headlight on Tuesday night. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said detectives were conducting the traffic stop when... more »
  • 2 arrested in Gonzales hotel room meth lab bust

    November 24, 2014 12:21 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and Gonzales Police said they arrested two and disabled an operational hotel room meth lab in Gonzales on Sunday night. Gonzales Police searched the room at a hotel in 2000 block of Louisiana 30 West at around 9 p.m. after officers received... more »
  • Couple busted for drugs with 4-year-old at home

    September 24, 2014 4:58 PM

    SORRENTO - Deputies said they arrested a man and his wife after the couple tried to deal drugs to undercover agents with their four-year-old girl in the home. Deputies from Ascension and Livingston parishes took Donald Sanford, 36 and his wife Chelsea Sanford, 22, into custody on Monday after... more »
  • What happens to homes after a meth lab bust? Play Video

    September 5, 2014 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - Another residence in Ascension Parish is about to be added to the list of "meth lab" houses on the Department of Environmental Quality's website. Two people accused of operating a meth lab were arrested on Wednesday at their home on Highway 936 in St. Amant, and... more »
  • Child rescued, 2 arrested in Ascension meth lab raid

    September 4, 2014 5:12 PM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish arrested two people on Wednesday accused of operating a meth lab inside the same St. Amant home where they were raising their two-year-old child. Heath Trabeaux, 42, and Molly Pinson, 26, were booked into the parish jail and will face charges... more »
  • Man sentenced to 10 years on meth, burglary charges

    August 29, 2014 12:25 PM

    AMITE - A man from Hammond was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison after he pleaded no contest to two counts of simple burglary and one count of production and manufacture of meth on Tuesday. 31-year-old Brandon Burrescia's sentencing comes after he was arrested twice in 2012 for... more »
  • Two men arrested in meth lab bust

    July 25, 2014 12:22 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Narcotics agents with the Tri Parish Task Force shut down an active meth lab and arrested two men during a planned raid of an Independence home on Monday. Deputies took 37-year-old Peter Scalia of Robert and 36-year-old William Parson of Independence into custody after a search of... more »

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