LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - Two men accused of cooking meth pleaded guilty to the charges and have each been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.
The 21st Judicial District Court said Bradley Pavlicek, 34, of Denham Springs, and Randolph Bass Jr., 27, of Walker, pleaded guilty on September 19 to creation/operation of a clandestine laboratory. Louisiana District Judge Edward Gaidry handed down the sentence.
According to reports, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office was called out on February 21 to a home in Walker where meth was suspected of being produced. Deputies said they arrived on the scene and saw Bass walking out of the garage. They added he quickly shut and locked the door when one of the deputies identified himself. Investigators reported recognizing the smell from the garage consistent with manufacturing meth.
Deputies said they were let into the garage minutes later and found materials used to make meth. They arrested and charged Pavlicek and Bass, along with Meagan Pitre, 18, of Denham Springs.
District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said Pitre pleaded guilty to a charge of creation/operation of a clandestine laboratory on July 25 and was sentenced to five years in prison, but it was suspended and she was placed on three years probation.