Kentwood man arrested with methamphetamine in his truck, deputies said _lowres

Samuel Avery

A Kentwood man was arrested Friday after Tangipahoa deputies found him in a truck with suspected methamphetamine — and his young daughter — inside.

That day, authorities were called to a reported disturbance involving Samuel Avery, 49, at his home, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Avery was not at his home when deputies arrived, but they found ingredients used to cook meth in a bucket outside and smelled “a strong odor of lighter fluid emanating from an open window of the residence,” the release states.

Deputies tracked down Avery to another location in Kentwood, where they found him in a green Ford F-150 with two other people.

One, described as a young female, was his daughter, and when deputies helped her get out of the truck they spotted plastic bottles containing what they believe to be meth, according to the release.

Avery faces one count each of manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and simple battery and cruelty of a juvenile.