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Denham man in custody following possible meth lab explosion

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Views: 3320

Denham man in custody following possible meth lab explosion
From the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office:

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on October 10, 2018, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 31,000 block of Highway 16 in Denham Springs following a blast.

Sheriff Jason Ard says, ‘LPSO – along with multiple agencies - were called to an apartment complex following a minor blast and the discovery of several suspicious items. In the apartment, detectives did locate items consistent and commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Also located, suspected molotov cocktails. No active explosive devices were located. Our initial investigation has revealed that the suspect in this case placed propane and other items in his microwave. Once turned on, those items exploded. It is believed the manufacturing of drugs was the root motive. The suspect was not home at the time of our arrival, but was later located in the Walker area. No injuries have been tied to this incident. An evacuation did take place as a precaution.’

In custody:
Jeffrey Owens, 36, of Denham Springs

The suspect is in custody and being interviewed about tonight’s chain of events. Then, he’ll be processed into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on multiple charges. This investigation continues.