EBRSO Arrests Local Man for Operation of Meth Lab

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CrimeB    On Monday, February 17, a confidential source advised the EBR Sheriff’s Office that a man identified as Polo Mouton was cooking meth in the 16400 block of Frenchtown Road.  The EBRSO Deputy who investigated found that Mr. Mouton had two existing bench warrants through the 19th JDC for Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth and Creation and Operation of a Clandestine Lab.  The Deputy found Mr. Mouton in a truck parked on the side of the road, at which point Mr. Mouton was ordered out of the vehicle, placed under arrest, and advised of his rights.  The Deputy also observed a booksack in the truck and, after getting consent from the passenger/vehicle owner to search the sack, found items recognized to be the precursors to the creation of a meth lab.  The vehicle owner denied ownership to anything inside of the booksack.  The Deputy contacted dispatch for the assistance of the narcotics division.  Mr. Mouton, after stating that he understood his rights, said that he was on his way to burn the items, which he says were from his cooking meth in the past.  Mr. Mouton was also less than a thousand feet from a BREC park, which is a violation of LRS 40:983.1.  Mr. Mouton was transported to the EBRPP and booked on charges including creation or operation of a clandestine lab and possession of drug paraphernalia.