Mother arrested for operating meth lab, second time for same charge in less than 2 years

Photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 11:07am

A 27-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly operating a meth lab in her home where she lives with her two young children. This is the second time in a little over a year she has been arrested for the same charge.

According to the arrest report filed by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, the investigation originally began with a theft complaint. When deputies executed a search of a home on Joor Road, however, they discovered the meth lab.

During the search deputies recovered camping fuel and other house hold items commonly used in the production of methamphetamine. They also discovered the drug in both finished and unfinished form.

The owners of the home stated that they were allowing Loni Aymond, 27, and Kevin Birdwell, both of Zachary, to live in the home on a temporary basis. Aymond’s two children, 5-months and 3-years-old, were also present in the home during the time of the search.

Aymond and Birdwell were both arrested and charged with Creation of a Clandestine Lab, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Child Endangerment. They were both booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

In April 2012, Aymond was occupying a mobile home in Baker that caught fire due to a meth-related explosion. Her children were also present when that incident occurred. She was arrested, along with Clayton Daigre.


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