Man, mother accused of making meth
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 a large amount of ingredients to create methamphetamine around the house and in a hidden room located in Melody Elkins' bedroom. Deputies said they found more than 57 pounds of ammonia nitrate in 15 one-gallon bags.
Deputies arrested Terry Elkins on the scene and booked him into the Tangipahoa Parish jail on charges of manufacturing and possession of drug paraphernalia. An arrest warrant was issued for Melody Elkins on similar charges.
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