Man sentenced for operating meth lab

LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - A Livingston man will spend 15 years in prison for running a meth lab and trying to smuggle drugs into jail.

Joseph Blount, 31, was arrested in October 2011 after officers found a meth lab in his home.  In addition, investigators found a gun, which as a convicted felon, Blount is not permitted to own.

While in jail, Blount admitted to participating in an attempt in October 2012 to bring drugs into Livingston Parish Jail.  Sheriff's deputies learned of the plan were able to intercept the drugs before they were brought inside the jail.

Blount pled guilty to manufacturing meth, possession of a firearm by a felon and conspiracy to introduce contraband in parish jail.

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