BOGALUSA, La. – Deputies discovered a small meth lab being operated in Bogalusa home while a 13-year-old was present, according to the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Thursday night, the Drug Task Force acted on a tip that meth was being manufactured inside a residence on Avenue I.
Agents knocked on the door, identified themselves and received permission from the homeowner to enter the residence to search for the manufacturer, according to the sheriff's office.
In a rear bathroom, a meth lab was discovered along with Lyndlee Watson and Tracy Barber.
The homeowner and the 13-year-old girl were the only others present in the home, deputies said.
The homeowner was not suspected of manufacturing the meth and was not arrested. The girl was removed from the home by her grandmother.
The lab was seized and a cleanup crew was summoned to the scene for disposal of the hazardous materials.
“Methamphetamine is a very dangerous and debilitating drug. It is a slow death sentence for anyone who consumes it. If others are involved in the illegal manufacture, sale or purchase of this toxic substance, they may be sure that we are looking for them and we will eventually find them,” said Sheriff Randy Seal.
Watson and Barber were charged with possession of schedule II methamphetamine, possession of schedule II roxycontin, attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.