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Chitimacha Police arrest three in meth lab bust

Posted at 3:48 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 16:51:59-05

Chitimacha Tribal Police shut down a meth lab and arrested three people last week, Chief Hal Hutchinson says.

Officers were questioning three people in connection with a narcotics investigation, the chief said. The Chitimacha K-9 Narcotics Unit was deployed during the investigation, and K-9 Dozer alerted on the vehicle they were riding in.

K-9 Dozer Courtesy Chitimacha Tribal Police

Candace Bourque, 34, of Lafayette, was booked with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule I (Marijuana), possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Methamphetamine), and a fugitive warrant from Harrison County, Mississippi, for receiving, possessing, retaining stolen property.

Bryston Ezernack, 18, of New Iberia, was booked with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule I (Marijuana), possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Methamphetamine), and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.

Norman Fred, 37, of Broussard, was booked with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule I (Marijuana), and possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Methamphetamine).

Courtesy Chitimacha Tribal Police

Hutchinson said he wants to thank the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division for their assistance in this matter.