Search for fugitive ends with discovery of meth labs

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - Detectives arrested a fugitive and found two meth labs at a Zachary home.

The U.S. Marshall Service alerted Zachary Police that Jeremie Ortega, 29, could be in the area.

According to reports, Ortega had been spotted at a home in the 2600 block of Church St.  When detectives served a warrant on the home, they say they found Ortega and the meth labs.

Haz-mat crews were called in and seven nearby homes were evacuated for a short time as a precaution.

Ortega was booked on an outstanding warrant for burglary.

More arrests are possible.

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