Meth lab bust in Crowley lands two behind bars

Meth lab bust in Crowley lands two behind bars

POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 11:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 11:34pm

A couple was arrested yesterday after a meth lab was busted in Crowley at a home on South Avenue M.

“On Thursday, July 5, 2012 at approximately 11:40 am, agents with the Crowley Police Departments Narcotics Unit served a search warrant on the residence located at 214 South Ave M in Crowley. The investigation revealed that the tenant of the residence had a meth lab set up in a bed room and was manufacturing meth” stated Chief K.P. Gibson.

Once the residence and the suspect were secured, agents located the meth lab and immediately secured the residence. Crowley Police then notified D.E.A. (Drug Enforcement Agency) for cleanup procedures.

“It is important that the cleanup of a meth lab is handled by a Hazardous Materials Unit due to the fact that the compounds in a meth lab are highly explosive” stated Chief Gibson.

“In this case, the suspect was using Sudafed, lighter fluid, Drano and lithium batteries to create the compound for Meth. Once these ingredients are mixed through the lab, the liquid mixture crystalizes to form Methamphetamines. The setup of the lab is not what people imagine. It is simply bottles or container, with tubes running to each other allowing the ingredients to mix” stated Chief Gibson.

Arrested were Keith Clegg, 50 of Crowley and Glenda Cormier, 50 of Crowley. Both suspects were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamines and Illegal Possession of a Firearm. Clegg and Cormier were booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

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