Authorities say that the husband and wife were sharing the room where law enforcement discovered methamphetamine, Xanax pills and other items, including precursors to meth. Deputies believe that the couple was operating some kind of clandestine methamphetamine lab. The two were arrested and booked on suspicion of a slate of drug crimes.
The husband faces charges for alleged possession of meth, prescription drugs, operating or creating a meth lab, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation. His wife is charged with unlawful possession of Xanax, meth, drug paraphernalia and allegations related to an alleged meth lab.
Drug charges alone can bring significant consequences under Louisiana law. However, when a new drug charge is coupled with parole or probation issues, the legal problems can become all that more complex as more than one case may be implicated. Like any criminal matter, a person accused of a violation should seek the assistance of legal counsel to help protect rights.
Source: The Advocate, "Ascension Parish couple booked on methamphetamine lab counts," June 7, 2013