GONZALES - A man and woman were arrested at a Gonzales home Monday night on multiple drug-related counts after deputies investigating a complaint about gunfire, found the windshields of two cars in the driveway riddled with bullet holes, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Lt. Col. Ward Webb said.

The man, Alexis Lopez, 30, told deputies that someone was after him and he had to protect his family, Webb said in a news release.

Allison Hudson, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office, said that Lopez had shot the two cars in his driveway that belonged to him or his family.

Chelsea Labat, 25, and two juveniles in the home at 41060 Turo Lane in Gonzales were unharmed, Webb said.

After seeing drug paraphernalia in the home, deputies with a search warrant found large amounts of Xanax, steroids and marijuana, along with methamphetamine, a handgun, and various drug paraphernalia including used and unused syringes, a glass smoking pipe and a glass bong used for smoking, Webb said.  

Lopez was booked into the Ascension Parish jail on counts of illegal use of weapons; possession with intent to distribute a schedule IV controlled dangerous substance; possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; 10 counts of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; five counts of the sale, distribution or possession of a prescription drug without a prescription; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; drug paraphernalia; illegal carrying of weapons and two counts of illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of a juvenile, Webb said.

Labat was booked into jail on counts of illegal carrying of weapons; possession with intent to distribute a Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance; possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; drug paraphernalia; and two counts of illegal use of of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of a juvenile, Webb said.

The two juveniles were placed with a family member, he said.