PIERRE PART, LA (WAFB) - Narcotics agents said a man suspected of selling crystal meth almost passed out when he was handed a warrant to search his home Monday.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said Brian Metrejean Jr., 24, of Pierre Part, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute crystal meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $75,500.
According to Sheriff Mike Waguespack, Metrejean broke out in a sweat to the point that beads of perspiration were falling from his face after being handed a copy of the search warrant. The suspect allegedly got very pale and almost collapsed. Waguespack added deputies had to help him to a chair to prevent him from falling over.
Investigators said the search turned up many items related to the trafficking of narcotics. They reported finding several plastic bags and containers with what they believed to be crystal meth inside them. They added the suspected drugs were packaged for sale.
Detectives said scales and instructions on how to create a "shake and bake" meth lab were also seized as evidence.
The investigation is ongoing.
Waguespack added a reminder for people about reporting suspicious activity, especially if that activity is related to labs or chemicals. He stated the dangers of fire and explosion those chemicals can pose, along with the affects of fumes and physical contact.