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Deputies arrest man accused of cooking meth

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Polo Mouton (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Polo Mouton (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A man suspected of cooking meth was arrested after investigators said they found items used to make the drug in a car Monday.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Polo Mouton, 31, of Baton Rouge, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the following charges:

Creation and operation of a clandestine laboratory

Creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory within 1,000 feet of a BREC park

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Possession of Schedule I narcotics (outstanding warrant)

Creation or operation of a clandestine lab (outstanding warrant)

Bond has not been set.

Deputies said they received a tip that a man living on Frenchtown Road was possibly cooking meth and they went to the home to investigate.

Investigators said they saw a vehicle parked on the side of the road and found Mouton inside. They noted he had outstanding warrants.

Detectives reported finding a booksack in the vehicle, which Mouton allegedly gave them permission to search. They said that's where they found the products used to cook meth.

According to reports, Mouton told deputies he used those items to cook meth and was taking them to be destroyed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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