[StBernard] St. Bernard Parish meth lab plan foiled

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Fri Dec 17 08:02:00 EST 2010

St. Bernard Parish meth lab plan foiled
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 7:45 PM Updated: Thursday,
December 16, 2010, 8:19 PM
By Leslie Williams, The Times-Picayune
The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office has foiled a plan by a Mississippi
man to operate a methamphetamine lab in the parish, according to a news
release from Sheriff Jack A. Stephens.

Deputies on Thursday arrested Jeremy Quillen, 31, of Moss Point "as he tried
to take components for making methamphetamine into a warehouse on Aycock
Street in Arabi," Stephens said.

Quillen possessed enough materials to manufacture about $2,000 worth of
meth, according to the release.

The suspect was arrested before any of the drug had been manufactured,
Stephens said.

Quillen had precursors for making the drug and intended to set up a
laboratory in the warehouse, according to the release. There was evidence
inside indicating the building had been used previously for manufacturing
amphetamine, the sheriff said.

Quillen was booked with creation of a clandestine laboratory for the
unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance and with conspiracy
to manufacture and distribute crystal meth, according to Steve Cannizaro,
director of public information for the Sheriff's Office. Quillen is being
held in St. Bernard Parish Prison. His bond has been set at $160,000.

Methamphetamine is rarely seen by law-enforcement officers in St. Bernard
Parish, according to the release. It is the second such arrest that veteran
sheriff's officials could recall, Cannizaro said.

Leslie Williams can be reached at lwilliams at timespicayune.com or

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