Police: 2 men busted for meth lab in Raceland trailer

RACELAND, LA (WVUE) - Deputies arrested two men accused of operating a meth lab out of a Raceland trailer.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Lee Babin, 27, and Cody Cortez, 32, on Sunday. Police say both admitted to purchasing items to produce methamphetamine.

Officers say they discovered that Babin and Cortez were manufacturing meth inside Cortez's trailer, located in the 2000 block of Louisiana Highway 308. On Sunday, agents arrived on the scene and made contact with Cortez.

Police say they also found Babin at the scene, crouching behind Cortez's trailer. During questioning, police say both men admitted to buying materials to manufacture methamphetamine, including medication containing pseudoephedrine.

Babin and Cortez were each arrested and charged with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance. They were transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux.

Babin remains in jail in lieu of $15,000 bond. Cortez was released on Monday after posting $15,000 bond.

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