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5 arrests after meth lab, children, weapons found in house

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KENTWOOD, LA (WVUE) -

Five people have been arrested after officers found a suspected meth lab in a house with children.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said deputies were in the 69000 block of River Road in Kentwood on Monday investigating suspicious activity when they noticed two individuals run away from a house. A deputy got out of his vehicle and noticed a chemical odor.

Terence Brewer, 19; Daniel Cortez, 22; and Amos Foster 51, were standing outside of the house and taken into custody. The deputy also spotted someone behind the house in a car. Edwards said Eric Brown, 35, refused to get out of the vehicle and began reaching towards the floorboard, despite warnings to put his hands up. As the deputy moved closer to the car, he saw Brown allegedly reaching for a gun that was next to a large amount of methamphetamines, Edwards said. After several minutes, Brown got out of the car and was taken into custody.

During that time, the TPSO narcotics unit and other deputies searched the residence. They found three children between the ages of 8 – 14. They also found 15 "Shake and Bake" one pot meth labs, approximately 47 ounces of methamphetamine oil, several firearms and drug paraphernalia.

Marie Castleberry, 38, was also in the house and taken into custody.

After the investigation, deputies placed the following individuals under arrest:

• Eric Brown, 35,of Kentwood, LA

1. 15 counts Manufacturing Methamphetamine

2. 1 count Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

3. 1 count Possession of CDS II while in Possession of Firearm

4. 3 counts Child Endangerment (drug law)

5. 1 count Fugitive other Jurisdiction (Mississippi Probation and Parole warrant)

6. 1 count Resisting Arrest

• Marie Casselberry, 38, of Kentwood, LA

1. 15 counts Manufacturing Methamphetamine

2. 1 count Possession of CDS II while in Possession of a Firearm

3. 3 counts Child Endangerment (Drug Law)

• Amos Foster, 51, of Amite, LA

1. 11 counts Manufacturing Methamphetamine

2. 1 count Possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine)

• Daniel Cortez, 22, Amite, LA

1. 11 counts Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

• Terence Brewer, 19, Kentwood, LA

1. 11 counts Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

Police located the two people who fled the scene that evening. They have not been charged, but Edwards is confident additional arrests will be made.

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