PLAQUEMINE — Iberville Parish sheriff’s deputies this week arrested four people accused of creating a meth lab inside a home where two small children were living.
The children, ages 2 and 4, were taken from the home and placed in state custody, Sheriff Brett Stassi said Friday. He said they did not belong to any of the suspects.
Stassi said his deputies stumbled upon the illegal operation last week while responding to a call from a woman wanting police to remove several people from her house.
When deputies arrived, three individuals tried to flee but were caught. A fourth person was arrested later after narcotics agents confirmed an illegal meth lab had been set up in the house.
Jeremy Albert, 36, 61600 Bayou Road, was booked into the Iberville Parish Jail on counts of resisting arrest, child endangerment and creation and operation of a clandestine laboratory.
Sonya Rineheart, 31, and Jonathan Rineheart, 31, both living at 32915 La. 75, were booked on counts of child endangerment and creation/operation of a clandestine laboratory. Also booked on the same counts was Christopher Cummings, 29, 30359 Trace Lane.