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Union Parish drug busts

Posted: Updated: Feb 23, 2012 08:30 PM

UNION PARISH, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Union Parish sheriff's deputies report they've destroyed four active methamphetamine labs this week.

"We want the drug dealers to know that we're going to continue our aggressive efforts to shut down these labs in Union Parish," Sheriff Bob Buckley said Thursday.

Three active meth labs were found Wednesday in the Spearsville area resulting in charges against two people. Also found at the address of the arrests were a .22 caliber rifle, a ballistic vest and numerous precursors to manufacture and use of meth, according to the arrest report.

Arrested was Wendy Taylor, 23, of 860 Hwy. 3121, Spearsville, where the labs and other paraphernalia were found. Taylor has been charged with three counts of operation/creation of a meth lab, possession of drug paraphernalia and warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth.

While agents from the sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs were arresting Taylor and searching the residence, a second suspect drove up. At this time, Taylor started screaming and the other suspect, Casey Wood, 33, drove through the yard to a wooded area and then fled on foot. He is still being sought by deputies.

The agents already had warrants for Wood's arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth. They now have warrants for three counts of operation/creation of a meth lab, flight from an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Buckley said anyone with information on Wood's whereabouts should contact Crime Stoppers of Union Parish at 318-368-9679.

A Crime Stoppers tip led BNDD agents to 10868 Hwy. 15 South of Farmerville where the fourth meth lab was found on Tuesday. Arrested for creation/operation of a meth lab was Anthony Campbell, 23. The lab was located in a shed behind the residence. Campbell's bond was set at $7,500.

Also on Tuesday, BNDD agents stopped a pickup truck on Wheeler Drive in Farmerville for backing down the street improperly. The arresting agent said the driver, Tony Allen Smith, 28, 253 Salem Church Rd., Farmerville, walked away from the pickup and dropped something to the ground. Agents found a clear, cellophane bag containing suspected marijuana.

 

Smith was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on charges of possession of marijuana (second offense), driving under suspension, improper backing and a failure to appear warrant for no seat belt. He's been released on bonds totaling $2400.

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