BOOTHVILLE, LA — Three men have been charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in Boothville on July 1.
This is the third meth lab dismantled in Plaquemines Parish in nearly eight months. The lab was near a separate lab that was disassembled in December, in which two of the individuals arrested in that investigation was the sister and brother of a person arrested during this investigation, who was also out on bond for a Plaquemines Parish May 2013 crack cocaine distribution charge.
In mid-May 2013, based upon an anonymous tip, an investigation was launched into a possible methamphetamine lab being operated in Boothville. It was alleged that Jamie A. Cone, 31, was operating a “shake and bake” meth lab at his residence located in the 40600 block of River Road in Boothville.
During a nearly two-and-a-half month long investigation, PPSO Narcotics Agents acquired enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for Cone’s residence.
On Monday, July 1, agents executed the search warrant. Upon doing so, Agents encountered three individuals inside the residence, who were identified as Jamie Cone, Timothy Paul Cheramie Jr., 28, of Buras, and Christopher R. McClelland, 33, of Lucedale, Mississippi.
Agents located numerous items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, which included camping fuel, empty pseudoephedrine packs, heat packs, coffee filters, ammonium nitrate cold packs, plastic bottles containing residue. Agents also recovered a loaded twelve-gauge shotgun.
As Agents searched the bathroom area, they discovered that an incomplete methamphetamine cook that had been discarded into the toilet.
Cone, Cheramie, and McClelland were all charged with Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Lab for the Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Obstruction of Justice.