CAT Team makes meth lab bust in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Three facing charges following Lake Charles meth lab bust

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Eva N. Sensat (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Eva N. Sensat (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Melanie M. Barber (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Melanie M. Barber (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Richard P. Verret (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Richard P. Verret (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) has made three arrests following a meth lab bust in Lake Charles, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said on Jan. 18, detectives with the team conducted an investigation at a home at 710 East College Street in Lake Charles.

Authorities said during a voluntary search of the home, detectives discovered several chemicals consistent with the creation or operation of a clandestine lab.

Detectives also reportedly located two active meth labs inside the home. 

"During further search, detectives found methamphetamines, marijuana, several types of narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside the home," the release states.

Lake Charles Fire Department was called to the home for precautionary reasons, authorities said.

Detectives arrested Eva N. Sensat, 32; Richard P. Verret, 46; and Melanie Barber, 40; all of Lake Charles. All were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with two counts creation/operation of a clandestine lab; possession of CDS II (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sensat is also charged with possession of CDS IV (Xanax) and two counts of possession of a legend drug.

Judge Ron Ware set Barber's bond at $13,500; Sensat's bond at $20,500; and Verret's bond at $14,500.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible, according to authorities.

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