Buras meth lab found, one arrested

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

Authorities in Plaquemines Parish have busted a meth lab and arrested the man operating the lab.

In early June 2013, the PPSO Narcotics Division began investigating a possible methamphetamine lab being operated in Buras. Loran Anthony Williams, Jr., aka “Tony”, 28, was thought to be cooking methamphetamine at his home in Buras, and possibly selling it to citizens in the lower end of Plaquemines Parish.

It was believed that Williams was using the “shake and bake” method to produce the methamphetamine.

During a nearly two-week long investigation, enough evidence was gathered to get an arrest warrant on Williams and a search warrant for his home.

On Thursday, June 13, Williams was arrested during a traffic stop in the 35900 block of Highway 23 in Empire for his outstanding warrant. Deputies searched Williams' vehicle and found products used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Williams was also found in possession of 25 Oxycodone pills, which he did not have a prescription for.

When executing the search warrant on Williams’ home, Agents confiscated many items used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. They also seized a small amount of marijuana, two smoking pipes, 22 pills of Naproxen 500mg and six pills of Meloxicam, which Williams did not have prescriptions for.

Williams was arrested and charged with two counts of Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Lab for the Unlawful Manufacture of a CDS, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS (Oxycodone), Possession of a Legend Drug With the Intent to Distribute (Naproxen), Possession of a Legend Drug (Meloxicam), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Williams’ has prior arrests in Plaquemines for Burglary, Theft, Simple Battery, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Marijuana With the Intent to Distribute. 

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