Gonzales man booked in meth lab case

Scott Bateman.
Scott Bateman.

A Gonzales man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab in his home was booked Tuesday.

Scott Bateman, 36, 13215 George Rouyea Road, was booked with operating a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Louisiana State Probation and Parole agents went to Bateman’s home on Tuesday on a routine visit because he had been placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine and simple burglary convictions.

During the visit, agents found what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab and drug paraphernalia. Agents then contacted Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives.

The detectives confirmed that Bateman did have a methamphetamine lab in his residence. Deputies removed the methamphetamine lab from the home and disposed of the materials.