Meth Bust in Tangipahoa Parish

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 4:28pm

KENTWOOD, La (WGMB) - Seven people are locked up on a list of charges - including creating a meth lab. It comes after a 6 month investigation.

Deputies say they found 5 labs in a trailer and on the property on Olon Bankston road in Kentwood.  Neighbors we spoke with say they didn't suspect anything illegal was happening in their community.

The Tanigpahoa Parish Sheriff's Department says they also found some stolen property during the bust. Now - they're asking the suspects about a string of recent burglaries. The drug investigation is continuing, deputies say more arrests and more charges could be on the way,

Those arrested include:
*Kevin Parrish of Roseland. Charges: 1 ct Operation/Creation/Possession of a Meth Lab, 1 ct Possession with the Intention to Distribute, 4 cts Manufacturing CDS II and 1 ct of Resisting Arrest.

*Romer Schmitt from Kentwood. Charges: 1 ct Operation/Creation/Possession of a Meth Lab, 1 ct Possession with the Intention to Distribute, 4 cts Manufacturing CDS II and 1 ct of Resisting Arrest.

*Kenneth Alford of Amite. Charges: 1 ct Operation/Creation/Possession of a Meth Lab, 1 ct Possession with the Intention to Distribute, 5 cts Manufacturing CDS II and 1 ct of Resisting Arrest.

*Amanda Thompson of Amite. Charges: 1 ct Operation/Creation/Possession of a Meth Lab, 1 ct Possession CDS II and 4 cts Manufacturing CDS II.

*Amy Sanford of Zachary. Charges:1 ct Operation/Creation/Possession of a Meth Lab, 1 ct Possession with the Intention to Distribute and 4 cts Manufacturing CDS II.

*Paul Davidson of Kentwood. Charges: 1 ct Operation/Creation/Possession of a Meth Lab and I ct Possession of CDS II.

*David Schmitt of Kentwood. Charges: Charges: 1 ct Operation/Creation/Possession of a Meth Lab, 1 ct Possession CDS II and 4 cts Manufacturing CDS II.

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