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Police: Erratic driver arrest leads to meth lab bust

Source: Houma Police Source: Houma Police
HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -

An erratic driver in Houma led to the arrest of a man who police say was operating a meth lab out of his home. 

On Sunday Houma Police received reports of an erratic driver on Park Avenue near St. Michel street. 

Officers conducted a traffic stop where they encountered a 24-year-old woman and a passenger, Micahel Buquet. 

According to the report, Buquet had a crystal meth smoking pipe sticking out of his pocket in plain view. Also on his person was a bag of MDMA, LSD, and crystal meth. 

Officers searched the vehicle and found another bag of meth, a digital scale, and hundreds of baggies used to package illegal narcotics, according to the report. 

According to police, due to the amount seized a search warrant was issued on Buquet's home where they found a suspected meth lab. 

A representative on scene said the chemicals in Buquets home were extremely dangerous and could have caused serious harm. 

Hazmat was called to the scene and all dangerous substances were removed from the area. 

Buquest, 41, was charged with Possession with intent to distribute a controlled and dangerous substance (crystal meth), Operation is a Clandestine Laboratory, Possession with intent to distribute a controlled and dangerous substance (LSD),   Possession with intent to distribute a controlled and dangerous substance (MDMA) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The 24-year-old was charged with a traffic citation for improper lane usage. 

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