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Agents discover meth lab, drugs and child in Des Allmands home

Brittany Laurent, 26 (left), and Phoenix Barrios, 38 (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office) Brittany Laurent, 26 (left), and Phoenix Barrios, 38 (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)
DES ALLEMANDS, LA (WVUE) -

Officers arrested two Des Allemands women after agents say they discovered remnants of a meth lab, as well as illegal narcotics and a child at their residence, according to Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre.

A drug task force executed a search warrant at the residence on Monday. Once there, they found Phoenix Barrios, 38, and Brittany Laruent, 26, and Barrios’ juvenile daughter.

Agents discovered five clonazepam pills, three pills only available by prescription and drug paraphernalia, Webre said. They also located several coffee filters containing methamphetamine.

After discovering the suspected methamphetamine in the coffee filters, agents continued searching and located several components associated with a meth lab both inside and outside the residence. Agents determined the methamphetamine and clonazepam to belong to Barrios, while the other pills belonged to Laurent, but both were charged in reference to the meth lab items discovered, according to Webre.

Deputies arrested Barrios and Laurent. They were booked into the Lafourche parish Detention Center in Thibodaux with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Barrios was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of clonazepam and illegal use of a controlled drug in the presence of persons under 17 years old. Her bond was set at $16,000.

Laurent was additionally booked with illegal possession of prescription narcotics. Her bond is set at $10,500.

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