ZACHARY — Officers with the Delta Drug Task Force arrested two people and removed an illegal methamphetamine lab from an apartment, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said Friday.
Task force officers received information about a suspected meth lab at an apartment at 1135 Willow Creek Lane, off La. 964, including neighbors’ complaints about ammonia and other chemical odors coming from it, the police chief said.
When a woman answered the door at the apartment about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the task force officers also smelled the odors typically associated with meth labs, McDavid said.
In a search of the apartment, officers found a quantity of methamphetamine that had recently been cooked, as well as ingredients used in making the illegal drug, McDavid said.
Officers booked Jeremy Beavers, 37, and his wife, Marcelle Beavers, 38, at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison with operation of a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, McDavid said.
The police chief said his department had to call in a hazardous materials disposal company to clean up the materials. He said the city will have to pay the bill, but the department will attempt to recover the costs from the couple in court.
McDavid said he had not received a bill for the clean-up, but a previous clean-up cost the city $2,000.