GONZALES — Three people were arrested Friday when they were stopped for a traffic violation and deputies found two portable meth labs inside their car, Ascension Parish Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said.
In the traffic stop, which was made after the three left a pharmacy outside of Gonzales, detectives searched the vehicle and found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, the chemical components used to make methamphetamine and Suboxone, a medicine used to treat opiate addiction, Bacala said in a news release.
Cynthia Roshto, 55, Phil Baker Jr., 46, and Denise Babin, 44, were booked into Ascension Parish Jail, each on two counts of creation of a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Bacala said in a news release.
Roshto, 12380 Deck Blvd., Geismar, also was booked on possession of the controlled drug Suboxone.
All three remained in jail as of Monday afternoon. Bail was set at $100,369.50 for Roshto and $75,369.50 for both Baker, 12120 Buster Road, St. Amant; and Babin, 13058 George Rouyea Road, Gonzales, the Sheriff’s Office report said.