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Deputies bust Princeton meth lab

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:34pm

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a meth lab has been busted in the Haughton area Wednesday night, and two men have been arrested on charges of cooking methamphetamine.

Larry C. Gillespie, 36, and William J. Thorton, 30, both of Princeton, were arrested for making a “shake and bake” lab producing methamphetamine.

Bossier detectives met Gillespie at his house on Ward Lane after they received information that drugs were being made in the house. When Gillespie opened the door, detectives were immediately hit with a strong chemical odor coming from inside the residence.

The detective obtained a search warrant for the house and found utensils used for the meth lab along with about three grams of suspected meth in addition to some marijuana. Gillespie and Thorton both admitted to detectives that they made the meth lab.

Both men were charged with manufacturing drugs, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Thorton was also arrested on two fugitive warrants. Both were taken to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking, and their bonds are pending.

Information from Bossier Sheriffs Office
 

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