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Officer, 2 others arrested in Lafourche Parish meth investigation

Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

Three people have been arrested, including a Golden Meadow police officer, in connection with a methamphetamine investigation.

Officer Ashley Pollard, 37, and his girlfriends Anna King, 31, were arrested on Monday. Pollard's brother, 33-year-old Courtney Pollard, was also arrested.

Officials say the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force began actively investigating the case in April 2014.

Through the investigation, agents learned the Pollards allegedly produced methamphetamine for personal use, and King purchased pseudoephedrine and other products for methamphetamine production. Agents obtained arrest warrants for all three individuals, as well as a search warrant for the residence in which Ashley Pollard and King reside in the 100 block of West 82nd Street in Cut Off.

On Monday, agents met with Ashley Pollard at the Criminal Operations Center in Lockport and questioned him regarding the investigation.

During questioning, police say he confessed to his participation in manufacturing methamphetamine for personal use. Pollard told investigators he used methamphetamine to help cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder he says he developed following overseas deployments with both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, officers say.

Agents also made contact with King and Courtney Pollard on Monday and placed them under arrest. During a subsequent search the residence, agents say they discovered additional evidence of the manufacturing process.  

All three were placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux.

They were booked with one count each of creation and operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance.

All three were released on Monday after posting bond. Judge F. Hugh Larose had set Ashley Pollard's bond at $10,000 and had set King's bond at $5,000, while Courtney Pollard's bond had been set at $25,000.

Courtney Pollard's criminal history includes 14 prior arrests for several charges, including various battery charges, drug possession and several counts of contempt of court.

Ashley Pollard and King do not have prior criminal histories. 

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