Westlake woman arrested for meth lab

Ashley Hetzler, (Courtesy: CPSO)
Ashley Hetzler, (Courtesy: CPSO)

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.

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