Jennings Police bust rolling meth lab - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jennings Police bust rolling meth lab

By Crystal Price - bio | email

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Police in Jennings arrested two people after they discovered a rolling meth lab Wednesday morning.

Around 7:00 on Wednesday morning, Officer Ryan Courville observed a blue Dodge Neon sitting in a local car wash just off of Highway 26 in Jennings.

"I noticed a vehicle that had been parked at a local car wash for a while, so I pulled up to do a routine traffic stop," said Courville.

The officer ran the plate on the car, and found that it did not match the registration.

Courville then approached the car, and found Angelle Carty, 25, of Jennings and Gary Thomas, 51, of Lake Charles sitting inside the vehicle.

"They told me they were cleaning the vehicle," said Courville. "They were very nervous."

Courville noticed a strong chemical odor coming from the vehicle as he wrote the driver a citation for the switched license plate.

Police say they had the two individuals exit the vehicle and then called Officer Heath Ewing, the K-9 handler, to the scene.

After a search of the car, the K-9 found three different spots in the vehicle containing chemicals used to make meth.

"We found the chemicals on the back passenger's side of the car from the door to the back tail light," said Ewing.

Authorities then had the car towed to the police department.

Jennings Police was shocked to find something as extreme as meth chemicals in a vehicle.

"If I'm not mistaken this is the first one in my career in this town," said Ewing. "It could cause a car bomb and kill either who's in the vehicle or in the vicinity of the vehicle."

Both Carty and Thomas were arrested for possession with the intent to distribute narcotics.

The Louisiana State Police hazardous materials team responded to the scene to assist with the removal of the chemicals from the car.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved. 


  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Suspects in Broad Street homicide arrested

    UPDATE: Suspects in Broad Street homicide arrested

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:59:00 GMT
    Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

    More >>

    Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

    More >>
  • LCPD holds recruitment day to hire 17 more officers

    LCPD holds recruitment day to hire 17 more officers

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:48:50 GMT

    Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer. Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings. 

    More >>

    Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer. Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings. 

    More >>
  • Families gather in Sulphur for Alfi's Syndrome family reunion

    Families gather in Sulphur for Alfi's Syndrome family reunion

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:04:57 GMT
    (Source :Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source :Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome.  Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion. 

    More >>

    Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome. Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly