ETHEL — East Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies and state probation and parole agents arrested five people Thursday morning after finding them in a mobile home where a methamphetamine lab was in operation.
Officers raided a mobile home at 6032 La. 19, in a mobile home park known as Spaghetti Farm, after receiving information about a possible illegal lab operating at the home of Frankie Stevens, said Sgt. Kevin Garig, a spokesman for Sheriff Talmadge Bunch.
Stevens, 34, is on probation for a drug conviction, state Probation and Parole Agent Jason Hooge said.
In addition to a “shake and bake” meth lab, the officers found Stevens and five other people in the mobile home, along with Stevens’ 3-year-old son, Garig said.
Deputies called a hazardous materials disposal firm to remove hazardous materials that remained from “cooking” methamphetamines.
Each of the five was booked at the East Feliciana Parish Jail on counts of cruelty to a juvenile and operation of a clandestine lab, Garig said.
The spokesman said the cruelty charge stemmed from adults operating a hazardous lab in the presence of a small child.
In addition to Stevens, the officers booked Brittany Hobgood, 21, 337 West Ave., Slaughter; Jeremy Wagner, 32, 17780 La. 10, St. Francisville; Joshua Rogers, 22, 6020 La. 19, Ethel; and Jeffery Lee, 36, 4510 Cottage St., Jackson, Garig said.