Central man arrested after meth-making items found in car

Polo Mouton
Polo Mouton

An East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy called Tuesday morning to a residence in Central arrested a man sitting in a parked car with items used to cook methamphetamine, items he said he was preparing to destroy, according to Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s detectives got a tip that someone was cooking meth in the 16400 block of Frenchtown Road.

When a deputy arrived, Polo Mouton, 31, who had outstanding bench warrants, was observed in vehicle parked on the side of the road, Hicks said.

After receiving permission to search the vehicle, the deputy found a booksack inside and found items for cooking meth.

Mouton admitted to the deputy he used the items to cook meth and said he was about to destroy them, Hicks said.

Mouton is accused of creating and operation of a clandestine laboratory, a similar charge for operating a lab within 1,000 feet of a BREC park, possession of drug paraphernalia, and outstanding bench warrants for drug possession and operating a lab.