4 arrested after meth lab bust in Lake Charles | News
The following is a Press Release
from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:
On June 7, at approximately 11:45
a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of
Toussaint Road in Lake Charles, after receiving a complaint
concerning the welfare of children in the home.
Upon arrival, deputies detected a
strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the mobile home. Once inside,
received consent to search and located two baggies containing
methamphetamine, several cigars containing a green-leafy substance, a postal
digital shipping scale, and several chemicals inside the mobile home that were
consistent with creation or operation of a clandestine lab. Haz-Mat
was called to dismantle and clean up the meth lab.
Deputies also discovered two
boys, ages 13 and 14, inside the home. The two boys were removed from the
home by the Department of Children & Family Services.
Ashley L. Herdt, Brandon
L. Bennett, Leo B. Mitchell and Ashley J. Foster were
arrested and charged with creation/operation of a clandestine lab; prohibited
acts schedule II (meth); possession of marijuana; and possession of drug
Judge Clayton Davis set each of
their bonds at $25,000.
CPSO Sr. Cpl. Cade Doucet and
Deputy Wesley Jones were the arresting deputies in this case.