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  • Tulane prof gets grant for meth ingredient study

    December 12, 2012 6:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Tulane University faculty member has received a grant to study the possible effects of placing more severe restrictions on an ingredient found in cold and sinus medications. The same ingredient is used to illegally produce methamphetamine. Keith Finlay, an assistant professor of economics at Tulane,... more »
  • Arrests put big dent in La., Tex. meth supply

    March 7, 2012 8:29 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - The sheriffs of DeSoto Parish in Louisiana and Shelby County, Texas, say the arrest of a 37-year-old Joaquin, Texas man suspected of trafficking millions of dollars in methamphetamine into East Texas and northwest Louisiana will put a big dent into the local drug trade. DeSoto Parish... more »
  • Sheriff Seeks Money to Clean Up Meth Labs

    February 5, 2012 2:10 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish will seek about $20,000 in federal money to help the Sheriff's Office clean up clandestine meth labs. The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/qjfACs) the money would come from the Environmental Protection Agency. Sheriff Tony Mancuso told the Police Jury his department doesn't have enough... more »
  • Meth Labs Growing Problem in Acadiana

    April 1, 2011 6:37 PM

    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 »
  • Two Children Found and Parents Arrested in Home Meth Lab Bust

    November 11, 2010 9:43 AM

    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 »
  • Second Meth Lab Found in Iberia Parish

    November 10, 2010 6:20 PM

    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 »
  • Another Meth Lab Located in Iberia Parish

    November 10, 2010 6:20 PM

    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 »
  • Meth Arrest in Port Barre

    November 2, 2010 1:36 PM

    Release: On October 29,2010, the Port Barre police department received a tip a vehicle possibly carrying illegal narcotics would be passing through the city limits on Saizan Ave. Moments later, officers spotted a black truck travelling on Saizan Ave at a high rate of speed. The police were able to... more »
  • CVS Pays $75 Million in Fines for Repeated Sales of Meth Ingredients

    October 14, 2010 2:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $75 million in fines for allowing repeated purchases of a key methamphetamine ingredient that led to a spike in Southern California drug trafficking, federal prosecutors said Thursday. It was the largest civil penalty under the Controlled Substances Act.... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Meth Arrests

    September 29, 2010 6:09 PM

    The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Division ended a three week investigation of High Level Narcotics Trafficking in the area of Breaux Bridge. Narcotics Agents began this investigation after receiving an anonymous tip concerning Methamphetamine sales inside St. Martin Parish. Agents received information implementing that Lafayette distributers were trying to... more »
  • Two Arrested for Operating Meth Lab

    September 1, 2010 2:35 PM

    On August 31, 2010 the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics division, acting on confidential information, executed a search warrant at 1640 Bradley Lane. Upon executing the search warrant, agents located a fully functional methamphetamine laboratory. Agents took Barry Montana of Evangeline Rd. New Iberia and Hollie Broussard also of New... more »
  • Meth Arrests Made After Stop By K-9 Officer

    February 24, 2010 1:33 PM

    Angelle Carty W/F 25 of Jennings and Gary Thomas 51 of Lake Charles, were observed at a local car wash sitting in their car for an extended time. Officer Ryan Courville ran the tag on the car and discovered that the tag on the car had been switched for another... more »
  • Police believe meth lab cause of casino hotel fire

    November 4, 2009 12:02 PM

    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 »

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