Known as "legal herb," "spice" or "herbal incense," synthetic marijuana has been around for a few years now. But getting it off the streets hasn't been easy for law enforcement.
"They're called synthetic cannabinoids, they're not actually cannabinoids," said Acadiana Crime Lab Director Kevin Ardoin.
Ardoin sees packets... more »
Narcotics agents arrested one man in connection with a shake and bake methamphetamine operation in Carencro Friday, after finding by-products in the 600 block of Benoit Road. Agents said they've seen a significant increase in meth labs just this year alone.
Glenn Usie's step-son, Brett Barrilleaux, was arrested in... more »
On November 10, 2010 at approximately 04:15 p.m. narcotics agents with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office acted on a tip received on a methamphetamine lab at 3606 L. Theriot Road Lot 2 in Iberia Parish. Once inside the residence agents located a working methamphetamine lab along with three adults and... more »
Iberia Parish deputies tell us they've uncovered a second meth lab today. They are responding to a building off L. Theriot Road. Deputies say one officer may be injured. Three people have been detained. This is the second meth lab uncovered in Iberia Parish in the past 24 hours. The... more »
Breaking news in Iberia Parish. Deputies tell us they've uncovered a second meth lab today. They are responding to a building off El Theriot Road. Deputies say one officer may be injured. Three people have been detained.
This is the second meth lab uncovered in Iberia Parish in the... more »
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - William Mahan bends over a bowl of raw shrimp and inhales deeply, using his left hand to wave the scent up toward his nose. Deep breath. Exhale. Repeat. He clears his palate with a bowl of freshly cut watermelon before moving on to raw oysters. Deep... more »
WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Drug task force officers are investigating a fire at the Isle of Capri Casino hotel that they believe was caused by someone operating a methamphetamine lab. Westlake Police Chief Jeremy Cryer said firefighters responded to a call on the sixth floor of the hotel Monday night,... more »
A New Iberia teen has been arrested and charged with attempted simple burglary, criminal damage and criminal trespass after a DNA match was confirmed by the Acadiana Crime Lab. Joseph Touchet is accused of attempting to break in to a home in the 4500 block of Freetown Road back in... more »