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Father and son arrested on drug charges

While conducting routine surveillance in the Bogue Chitto Heights subdivision of Franklinton, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle which had exited the woods and was being driven in an unsafe manner. The truck stopped as it pulled into a driveway at 42683 Magee St. Three men were inside the truck, with one of them sitting in the rear seat.

The vehicle was being driven by John Lamparski Sr., 49, a resident of the Magee Street address. The front seat passenger was James Henry Marks, 23, a resident of Fire Tower Road. The rear seat passenger was John Lamparski Jr., 29, also a resident of the Magee Street address.

Detectives noticed the male in the rear seat, Lamparski Jr., was acting very nervously. He was searched and in his possession was an amber-colored pill bottle containing a white substance, which appeared to be methamphetamine, along with a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. A records check indicated that Lamparski Jr. had three outstanding warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court.

During the records check, it was discovered that Marks had one outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court.

Detectives received permission from Lamparski Sr. to search the Magee Street residence. Inside the residence, in a room identified as “John’s Man Cave,” detectives recovered several items which are used to cook methamphetamine, including several pounds of ammonia nitrate, salt, Drano, Coleman camp fuel and tubing inserted into cut bottle tops.

All three subjects were then arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.

Lamparski Sr., is being held on manufacture of Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and convicted felon in possession of a firearm. His bond was set at $150,000.

Lamparski Jr. is being held on possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of failure to appear. He remains in jail with bond set at $101,550.

Marks is being held on one count of failure to appear. He remains in jail with bond set at $2,500.

“The alertness of our Drug Task Force detectives led to this traffic stop and subsequent discovery of the meth lab,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “It is almost inconceivable to me that a father and son would be involved together in the illegal drug trade. Fathers and sons should be hunting, fishing or playing ball together, not involved in the manufacture, sale and use of illegal drugs. I am pleased that our detectives were able to shut down this illegal operation. I applaud them for a job well done.”