Feb 28, 2013 9:22 AM by AP
GONZALES, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 36-year-old Gonzales man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab in his home.
Scott Bateman was booked Tuesday with operating a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Louisiana State Probation and Parole agents went to Bateman's home on a routine visit because he had been placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine and simple burglary convictions.
During the visit, agents found what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab and drug paraphernalia. Agents then contacted Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics detectives.
The detectives confirmed that Bateman did have a methamphetamine lab in his home. Deputies removed the methamphetamine lab from the home and disposed of the materials.
It was unclear whether Bateman has an attorney.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com