A Union Parish man remains jailed after recently being caught in the act of mixing chemicals for the production of methamphetamines.
Tyler Powell, 27, of 321 Hill Rd., Sterlington, was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on Aug. 10 for creation and operation of a clandestine meth lab and possessing a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
His bond has been set at $35,000.
A state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent reported to the sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs that he had found the remains of several meth labs in the eastern part of the parish off Wes Green Road.
Sheriff Bob Buckley said when the wildlife agent led the narcotics agents back to the location "two of the agents walked up on him and said that he looked like a deer caught in headlights."
Throughout the area where the agents walked upon the suspect, they found the remains of seven other meth labs with residue still inside.
The recovered firearm was described as a single-shot .410 gauge shotgun.