CPSO: 2 arrested after multiple meth labs discovered
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
Authorities say two people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after the Caddo-Shreveport Drug Task Force found multiple methamphetamine labs in one day.
Raymond Gipson, 30, was arrested on charges of manufacturing schedule II narcotics and possession of a clandestine lab. Deputies say Gibson was living in a friend's shed and using the location to produce meth. They say he was in possession of four clandestine labs, all of which were found in a backyard shed.
In a related investigation, authorities say Kelly Johnson, 50, was arrested and charged with possession of a clandestine lab after agents say they found an active lab in the back of her Dodge Ram truck parked in the driveway at 6329 South Lakeshore Dr. Agents also say that there were also items used to manufacture meth discovered in the garage.
Both Gipson and Johnson were booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.
The investigation began after Task Force agents received tips from citizens about labs at 5915 Jefferson Paige Road and 6329 South Lakeshore Drive.
Agents say all labs were explosive in nature but were rendered safe before calling for a Baton Rouge clean-up crew to dispose of the hazardous chemicals. Caddo Fire District 3 also responded.