Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported a New Iberia woman was arrested after deputies found an active meth lab inside her vehicle at a truck stop. Deputies reported Stacy Stevens (W/F, D.O.B. 08/23/69) of 7100 Leleux Road was asking bystanders for assistance after being locked out of the vehicle in which the meth lab was discovered.
At around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, deputies responded to a truck stop in Galliano in reference to a woman needing to unlock her vehicle, but not wanting police to be called. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the woman, later identified as Stevens, who was showing signs of possible impairment from drugs or alcohol. When deputies questioned her about any illegal items inside her vehicle, she informed deputies there was a bottle inside the car in which Methamphetamine was being produced.
Members of the Lafourche Parish Combined Meth Lab Response Team arrived and began processing the scene. Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force Agents discovered the mobile meth lab inside the vehicle. With the assistance of fellow Meth Lab Response Team personnel from the Lafourche Parish Government Office of Emergency Preparedness and Lafourche Parish Fire District #3, Agents successfully removed the cooking vessel from the vehicle and neutralized the lab. Lafourche Ambulance District #1 was also at the scene in case of emergency due to the highly volatile substances present and its close proximity to fuel pumps.
Deputies also discovered Stevens to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension. She was placed under arrest and charged with Creation/Operation of a Clandestine Laboratory for the Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended License. She was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where she is currently being held in lieu of $23,500 bond as set by Judge John Leblanc.