LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. -- A Golden Meadow police officer, his girlfriend and his brother are facing charges connected to a meth lab investigation.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrests of Officer Ashley Pollard, 37, Anna King, 31, and Courtney Pollard, 33, Tuesday morning.
In April, Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force launched an investigation into a meth lab in the area. Agents determined the Pollards were allegedly making methamphetamine for personal use, according to the sheriff's office. Agents obtained arrest warrants for all three, and a search warrant for the home of Ashley Pollard and Anna King in Cut Off.
Under questioning, Officer Pollard confessed to being part of the operation to make meth, according to the sheriff's office. Pollard said it was for personal use.
'Pollard told investigators he used methamphetamine to help cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder he says he developed following overseas deployments with both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps,' said a statement from the sheriff's office.
All three were arrested and booked with one count each of creation/operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance. All three were released on Monday after posting bond.
Ashley Pollard resigned as a Golden Meadow officer, according to Police Chief Reggie Pitre. 'I am sorely disappointed in the actions of this former officer,' Pitre said. 'The Golden Meadow Police Department has no tolerance for criminal behavior, and we want to reassure the public that this officer's actions are not a reflection on our department as a whole. My sincere hope is that this ultimately results in him getting the treatment and help he needs.'