2 busted for city meth lab in Morgan City

MORGAN CITY, La. — Two people were charged Sunday with running a methamphetamine lab out of a residence on Arkansas Street after police received a tip that people were purchasing items used to make meth, Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch said in a news release.

—James Michael Murray, 24, of Arizona Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:36 a.m. Sunday for creating or operating a clandestine lab for manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance-methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

—Lynette Ann Guidry, 31, of Fern Street in Thibodaux, was arrested at 12:36 a.m. Sunday for creating or operating a clandestine lab for manufacture of controlled dangerous substance-methamphetamine, possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substance-methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morgan City police received information of people attempting to purchase items from local drug stores that are commonly used as ingredients in the production of methamphetamine, Crouch said.

Officers began an investigation, which led them to a residence located on Arkansas Street in Morgan City, Crouch said. Officers identified several people in the residence and found evidence of a clandestine lab used to produce methamphetamine, Crouch said. Officers detained the person inside and obtained a search warrant for the residence.

Officers were able to identify, through evidence and statements that two of the people inside the residence where responsible for the lab, Crouch said. Murray and Guidry were arrested and taken to the Morgan City Police Department. Guidry was also found to possess a small amount of meth and was additionally charged. They remain in jail with no bail set.

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