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Daniel B. Ralls

Daniel B. Ralls

Lake Charles man facing numerous drug charges

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:34 PM

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A 34-year-old Lake Charles man is facing numerous drug charges after authorities said they discovered a meth lab in the truck he was driving.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Daniel B. Ralls, 800 Contour Dr., was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

"Deputies conducted a stop on a truck at Ashland and Wedgewood streets Charles for a traffic violation," Myers said Wednesday in a news release. "Ralls was in possession of a methadone pill with no prescription. Ralls told deputies that he also had marijuana and several containers, which were being used to manufacturing methamphetamine, in his truck."

Myers said deputies also found several chemicals consistent with creation or operation of a clandestine lab, numerous syringes, a metal spoon with residual meth and burn marks on it, two glass smoking pipes, rolling papers and a marijuana grinder.

"Deputies also located a coffee filter with a white, crystallized substance on it which Ralls advised was methamphetamine," Myers said.

Ralls was charged with possession of marijuana, meth possession, methadone possession, creation/operation of a clandestine lab and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Judge David Ritchie set Ralls' bond at $139,500.

Cpl. Landry Willis and deputy Bryan Guth were the arresting deputies.

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