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Three people arrested after agents discover active meth labs in Raceland

Three people arrested after agents discover active meth labs in Raceland

Three people were arrested after agents discovered two active meth labs in Raceland Thursday night. Thomas Pellegrin, 57, Erik Rousse, 29, and Donna Folse, 52, all of Raceland, were arrested and each faces multiple charges in relation to the case.

Agents had been conducting an investigation into the trio for several months, and on Thursday, June 18, they made contact with Folse and Rousse at their residence in the 4900 Block of LA Hwy. 1 in Raceland. Folse also had a juvenile relative present at the residence with them.

They discovered Folse had just purchased pseudoephedrine and other items for Rousse who was actively making methamphetamine while the child was present at the residence. The Lafourche Parish Combined Meth Lab Response Team arrived on scene and began processing the meth lab at the residence.

Rousse and Folse were arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. They were charged with one count each of creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance and cruelty to juveniles. They are being held in lieu of $15,000 bond each as set by Judge Christopher J. Boudreaux.

Through further investigation, agents learned Pellegrin was also manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence in the 100 block of Guidroz Drive. Agents responded to the residence where they discovered Pellegrin to have approximately 1.1 gross grams of suspected methamphetamine in his possession, as well as several pills identified as a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, and drug paraphernalia.

After neutralizing the first lab, the meth lab response team relocated to Pellegrin's residence and processed the lab there.

Pellegrin was transported to the Detention Center where he was booked with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $41,000 bond as set by Judge Boudreaux.