New Iberia meth lab found, homes evacuated

A call to police about a domestic disturbance led to a late-night evacuation of nearby homes after discovery of a methamphetamine lab inside a house in the 600 block of McDonald Street, officials said.

Iberia Parish sheriff’s Lt. Richard Fleming said in a statement that deputies received the domestic disturbance call at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and discovered the suspected lab.

“The occupants of the residence were evacuated, along with the occupants of three nearby homes,” Fleming said.

Haz Mat teams from the New Iberia Fire Department, the Iberia Parish Fire District, the Sheriff’s Office and State Police were on scene, he said.

“Three patrol deputies, along with the two adult occupants of the home, received decontamination treatment at the scene,” Fleming said.

Fleming did not release the names of two meth-lab suspects and said charges were pending as an investigation continues.