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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Additional arrests made in Lockport meth lab case

Additional arrests made in Lockport meth lab case

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office reported two additional individuals have been charged in the case of the methamphetamine lab discovery in Lockport earlier this month. Eugene Guidry, 23, and Paul Bourgeois, 18, both of Raceland, were already in jail due to a previous arrest earlier this month. They were booked on the additional charges on Tuesday. Agents had previously arrested Kyle Trosclair, 29, of Thibodaux and Shelby Howard, 19, of Lockport in this case.

Through investigation, agents discovered Guidry and Bourgeois assisted in the manufacturing of methamphetamine along with Trosclair and Howard, who were arrested two weeks ago after agents initially, responded.

On Tuesday, April 9, patrol deputies and agents, as well as the Lafourche Parish Combined Meth Lab Response Team, responded to Howard’s residence at 126 Myrtle Drive in reference to a possible meth lab. The team found evidence of meth labs and other evidence at the home and learned Howard had purchased items for Trosclair to use to manufacture methamphetamine. Howard was arrested for creation/operation of a clandestine lab and remains in jail in lieu of $5,000 bond. Trosclair was located the following day with drugs in his possession. He was booked with the same charge as well as possession of methamphetamine, marijuana (2nd offense), and drug paraphernalia and remains in jail in lieu of $70,250 bond.

Bourgeois was also arrested on April 10 following an unrelated incident wherein deputies discovered him driving a stolen all-terrain vehicle on the shoulder of LA Highway 1. He eventually crashed, was ejected from the ATV, and treated for minor injuries. He was arrested and booked with illegal possession of stolen things, flight from an officer, and possession of hydrocodone and drug paraphernalia. With the additional charge of creation/operation of a clandestine lab, he now remains in jail in lieu of $143,000 bond, which includes $100,000 in warrants from Terrebonne Parish for simple burglary and theft over $1500.

Guidry was also arrested on April 10 on a contempt of court warrant after deputies learned of his location in Terrebonne Parish. With the assistance of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Guidry was arrested and booked as per the warrant. After being booked with the additional charge for the meth lab, he is now being held in lieu of $55,000 bond.