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Melanie M. Barber and Austin P. Sonnier. (Special to the American Press<br>

Melanie M. Barber and Austin P. Sonnier. (Special to the American Press

Crime Roundup: Two charged in Moss Bluff meth lab bust

Last Modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 4:57 PM

Special to the American Press

Two Moss Bluff residents are facing charges after authorities discovered a meth lab Thursday afternoon.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said 40-year-old Melanie M. Barber and 23-year-old and Austin P. Sonnier, both of 584 Rollins Road, have been charged with 33 counts of creation and/or operation of a clandestine lab, methamphetamine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Deputies were dispatched to the home in an attempt to locate Barber, who was wanted on an active warrant for drug possession with intent to distribute and creation/operation of a clandestine lab,” Myers said Friday in a news release. “Deputies observed a disassembled meth lab outside of the residence.”

Myers said the Combined Anti-Drug Team and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Anti-Crime were involved in the arrest.

“Barber and Sonnier were found inside a camper trailer located in the yard of the residence and refused orders to open the door,” Myers said. “A search of the camper trailer revealed 33 small meth labs, commonly referred to as shake and bakes, as well as chemicals consistent (meth production).”

The Ward 1 Fire Department, the Lake Charles Fire Department and the Louisiana State Police Haz-Mat Team assisted on the scene while Miller Environmental was called to dismantle and clean up the meth labs.

Myers said bonds are pending and the investigation is ongoing.



Sulphur man charged with assault, stalking

A 36-year-old Sulphur man has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of stalking, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Kristian J. Gaudet, 610 Post Oak Road, was arrested Tuesday morning.

“Deputies were dispatched to a Sulphur nightclub after Gaudet attempted to strike two victims with his car,” Myers said. “Gaudet attempted to flee the scene and was arrested without incident.”

Myers said Gaudet had been stalking the victim, an ex-acquaintance, for several days.

“On this occasion, Gaudet waited outside the nightclub and when the victims got into their car to leave, Gaudet drove towards their vehicle at a high rate of speed,” Myers said.

Gaudet was released after posting the $30,000 bond set by Judge Michael Canaday.

Cpl. Travis Miller and Cpl. Travis Mier were the arresting deputies.



Arrest Reports

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:

• Rose Jones Cane, 44, 604 Block St. — drug possession. Bond: $50,000.

Tyler Jay Blanchard, 20, 1705 Rose St. — home invasion, simple robbery, motor vehicle theft. Bond: $42,500.

Jeremy Leandrus Williams, 27, 404 Dewald Lane — drug possession, resisting an officer. Bond: $40,000.

Billy Glenn Beck, 47, 601 Sycamore St. — obscenity, disturbing the peace, hit and run driving. Bond: $30,500.

Monique Irene Cook, 43, 322 S. Donna Drive — aggravated battery, domestic abuse battery. Bond: $20,000.

Chermaine Derkell Obrien, 43, 9215 La. 101, Lacassine — simple robbery. Bond: $20,000.

Mark Duane Mallet, 49, 402 Juniper Road, Sulphur, — domestic abuse battery, aggravated battery. Bond: $17,500.

Sabrina Ann Goodly, 34, 414 Hodges St. — domestic abuse battery.

Michael Richard, 59, 2315 2nd St. — domestic abuse battery.

Natalie Jo Rowton, 25, 2077 Glynnis Road, Jena — drug possession, introducing contraband into a penal institution.

Kimberly Lynn Mooney, 25, 506 Alabama St., Sulphur — simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

Rocky Lynn Gordon, 32, 4922 Hiner Road, Starks — simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.



The Sulphur Police Department reported the following arrests:

Ashley Olivia, 28, Plaquemine Street, Esterwood —theft, theft of an access card.

Johnathan Lee Willis, 19, East Burton Street, Sulphur — simple burglary.

Allen Ray Brister, 38, Doiron Street, Sulphur — theft, criminal trespassing.

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