COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - Two Covington men have been arrested after officials found 16 one-pot meth labs at a St. Tammany Parish residence.
Matthew Perry, 37, and Roy Bell, 35, were both arrested on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine. Both were booked into St. Tammany Parish Jail.
An investigation into the pair began in January after the Narcotics Task Force received several complaints that Perry and Bell were manufacturing meth at Perry's residence, located on Perry Road in the Lee Road community.
On March 16, officials say they observed Bell and Perry purchasing ingredients needed to manufacture the drug. Agents say they followed the two men to the residence, where they were found to be in possession of the ingredients as well as a small amount of methamphetamine.
While searching the home, agents say they located 16 one-pot meth labs and an excessive amount of precursors, including approximately 200 pounds of fertilizer, 12 containers of Coleman fuel, 11 empty boxes of pseudoephedrine, drain cleaners and coffee filters.
The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force is comprised of members from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the Mandeville Police Department, the Covington Police Department and the Slidell Police Department.