Criminal charges could be filed over amoeba found in St. John Parish water supply

The deadly amoeba was found at this water plant in St. John Parish. (FOX 8 Photo)
The deadly amoeba was found at this water plant in St. John Parish. (FOX 8 Photo)

LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - Criminal charges could be filed as part of the investigation into a deadly amoeba found in the St. John the Baptist Parish water supply.

State police investigators plan to turn over their findings on the low chlorine levels in the water to the state attorney general's office.

The state mandates that a certain level of chlorine be maintained in the waterlines because it kills the amoeba.

The potentially deadly amoeba was found in the system that serves Garyville, Reserve, Mount Airy and parts of LaPlace last month.

According to state police, the AG's office will review the findings and could consider criminal charges this week.

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