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Sheriff’s Office dismantles Washington Parish meth lab

On Thursday, at almost midnight, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance from Louisiana Probation and Parole agents. The agents had visited a residence on Heidelberg Road near Franklinton and detected a strong chemical smell inside the house.

Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force detectives went to the scene and discovered two operating ammonia methamphetamine labs in the back bedroom of the house. Detectives rendered the labs safe and collected evidence along with drug paraphernalia and packaged methamphetamine.

Christopher McClain, 41, and Nicole Christine Davis, 31, were arrested and charged with manufacture of Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Upon learning of the midnight arrests, Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal complimented Probation and Parole agents and the Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force for a job well done.

“Meth is a very toxic poison which produces a quick high and a quick addiction,” Seal said. “The manufacture of meth is very dangerous. All officers involved did an outstanding job in shutting down this illegal meth lab and putting the operators in jail.”