Small meth lab found in Hammond motel room; 2 arrested

Payne (L) and Parker (R)
Payne (L) and Parker (R)

HAMMOND, LA (WVUE) - A search warrant served at a Hammond motel room resulted in two arrests and the seizure of a small meth lab.

Following an extensive investigation, agents with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office and the Hammond Police Department executed a search warrant on July 16. Officers searched a room at the 190 Hotel, located in the 3600 block of U.S. 190 in Hammond.

A search of the room found a one pot methamphetamine lab, two HCL generator and precursors used to manufacture meth.

Kristopher Payne, 26, and Stephanie Parker, 25, were both arrested.

Payne, of Albany Louisiana, and Parker, of Loranger, were both charged with manufacturing meth. Parker was also on probation for a previous charge of operating and creating a clandestine lab.

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