WALKER — A Walker man was arrested after his one-room apartment was destroyed by a fire from a methamphetamine lab, a Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Friday.
Sheriff’s deputies and narcotics detectives responded to a structure fire at 13540 Carpenter Lane after items of interest were found in the burn pile Monday, spokeswoman Lori Steele said in a news release.
The small apartment was destroyed, and the occupant, 27-year-old Patrick Servat, was taken to a hospital for treatment of burn injuries, Steele said.
During the investigation, detectives learned methamphetamine was being manufactured in the home. Servat and other occupants present at the time said something had gone wrong with the “cook,” which led to the fire, Steele said.
Following his release from the hospital Thursday, Servat was arrested and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center with the manufacture of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Steele said. Servat’s bond was set at $100,000.
Servat has other meth-related charges pending, Steele said.
The investigation continues, and more arrests are expected, she said.