PIERRE PART, LA (NBC33) — A suspected Chrystal Meth dealer was arrested in Pierre Part.
Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said his deputies arrested 24-year-old Brian Metrejean, during a warranted search of his residence, on February 17.
Deputies working for the Narcotics Divison arrived at Metrejean’s home in the 100 block of Marie Court around 12:25 a.m.
Waguespack said Metrejean began to sweat and became “very pale and almost passed out,” when he was handed a copy of the search warrant.
The Sheriff also said that, "Deputies on scene had to assist him into a chair to prevent him from collapsing."
Investigators found 10 small plastic bags marked with purple dolphins that allegedly contained Crystal Methamphetamine, along with a weighing scale and instructions on how to create a “shake and bake” meth lab.
Metrejean was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on the charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule 2 Crystal Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond is set at $75,500.
Sheriff Waguespack urges residents to report any suspicions of a methamphetamine lab.
He says the chemicals used to make meth not only pose a fire or explosion danger during production, but also after the lab is abandoned.
Fumes from meth lab waste can cause itching and burn the eyes, throat, and lungs if inhaled. Physical contact with the chemicals can burn the skin and cause very severe respiratory damage.