Last Modified: Friday, June 08, 2012 1:51 PM
Two men and two women were arrested early Thursday morning after a raid on a meth lab on Toussaint Road in Lake Charles, authorities said.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said 26-year-old Ashley L. Herdt and Brandon L. Bennett, both of 101 Toussaint Road, Lot No. 98, in Lake Charles, were arrested along with 31-year-old Leo B. Mitchell, of Zwolle, and 31-year-old Ashley J. Foster, of Many.
All four have been charged with creation/operation of a clandestine lab, prohibited acts Schedule II (meth) and possession of marijuana.
“Deputies were dispatched to the home Road after receiving a complaint concerning the welfare of children in the home,” Myers said in a news release on Friday. “Deputies detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the mobile home. Once inside, deputies located two baggies containing methamphetamine, several cigars containing a green-leafy substance, a postal digital shipping scale and several chemicals consistent with creation or operation of a clandestine lab.”
Myers said deputies also discovered two boys, ages 13 and 14, inside the home. The boys were removed from the home by the Department of Children & Family Services.
Sr. Cpl. Cade Doucet and Deputy Wesley Jones were the arresting deputies.
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