APSO arrests three in relation to cooking meth

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala reports the arrest of three Ascension Parish residents in relation to cooking methamphetamine.

On January 30, Narcotics Detectives observed a vehicle leaving a local pharmacy committing a traffic violation. Detectives identified Denise Babin, 44, Cynthia Roshto, 55, and Phil Baker, 46 as the occupants of the vehicle. Detectives searched the vehicle and located two portable clandestine labs, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, Suboxone, and the chemical components to make more clandestine labs.

Detectives arrested all three on January 30 on the charges listed below:

Phil Baker Jr., 46, of 12120 Buster Road, St. Amant, was arrested and charged with two counts creation of a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no seat belt. His bond was set at $75,369.50.

Denise Babin, 44, of 13058 George Rouyea Road, Gonzales, was arrested and charged with two counts creation of a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no seat belt. Her bond was set at $75,369.50.

Cynthia Roshto, 55, of 12380 Deck Blvd., Geismar, was arrested and charged with two counts creation of a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule III CDS, and no seat belt. Her bond was set at $100,369.50.

All were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail and have not been released.