The following is a news release from Sulphur Police:
According to Chief of Police Chris Abrahams, over the weekend, Sulphur Police investigated two clandestine labs.
On Friday, November 5, 2010 at approximately 7:17 AM, officers of the Sulphur Police Department and the Sulphur Narcotics Division were dispatched in reference to a complaint of a possible operation of a meth lab. The makings of several major clandestine lab products and other drug paraphernalia items were recovered. Upon arrival, officers located an active clandestine lab that was cleaned up. No further information is available at this time due to an ongoing investigation with no arrest being made at this time.
On Saturday, November 6, 2010, at approximately 7:45 AM, the Sulphur Police was dispatched to 1119 North Huntington Street in Sulphur in reference to another complaint of a possible meth lab. Upon arrival officers, located the evidence of an operation and contacted the Sulphur Narcotics Division. Upon arrival on the scene, the Narcotics Division located items used in the operation of a clandestine lab.
Joseph Paul O'Quain, White Male, Age 38 of Evelyn Street, was arrested and booked into the Sulphur City jail for an outstanding bench warrant, contempt of court, possession of CDS schedule II type drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and creation operation of a clandestine lab.
David Ellis Ravia, White Male, Age 43 of North Huntington Street of Sulphur was arrested and booked into the Sulphur City Jail for four counts of outstanding bench warrants, four counts of contempt of court, possession of CDS with the intent to distribute CDS schedule II type drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and creation operation of a clandestine lab.
Both O'Quain and Ravia are being held on a $21,000.00 bond.