Meth lab raided at Kentwood residence, 2 arrested

Tangipahoa Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested two people Tuesday accused of making methamphetamine at a home on South Lewiston Road in Kentwood.

Jason Wilson, 32, 71342 S. Lewiston Road, Kentwood, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of Schedule II drugs and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Laurel Lindsey Pittman, 35, same address, was booked on counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of Schedule II drugs and possession of Schedule IV drugs.

Pittman was in the home with her 3-month-old baby, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release. The infant has been released to a family member.

Probation officers were conducting a residence check at Wilson’s home Tuesday when they found equipment used to make meth, Panepinto said.

The probation officers then contacted the Sheriff’s Office, Panepinto said.

Authorities who entered the residence found drug paraphernalia throughout the home, Panepinto said.