A fire in Westlake launches a criminal investigation. Westlake firefighters were called to 3379 Davis Road near Ann Terrace Avenue around 6:30 Saturday morning.
Authorities say the fire started in the kitchen after a suspected meth lab exploded. The Calcasieu Sheriff's Combined Anti-Drug Task Force was called in and after investigating, 23-year-old Ashley Hetzler was arrested and charged with Operation and Creation of a Clandestine Lab, Possession of Methamphetamines, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hetzler was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for Possession of CDS IV.
A narcotics investigation is ongoing and an additional arrest will be made.
No injuries were reported.