ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On December 10, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a stop on a truck at Ashland and Wedgewood Street in Lake Charles for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop deputies discovered the driver of the truck, Daniel B. Ralls, 34, 800 Contour Drive, Lake Charles, was in possession of a methadone pill with no prescription. Ralls advised deputies that he was also in possession of marijuana and his truck contained several containers currently in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine.

During a search of the truck, deputies discovered several chemicals consistent with creation or operation of a clandestine lab; numerous syringes, a metal spoon with residual meth and burn marks on it, two glass smoking pipes, rolling papers and a marijuana grinder. Deputies also located a coffee filter with a white, crystalized substance on it which Ralls advised was methamphetamine.

Detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) arrived at the scene and secured the rolling meth lab.

Ralls was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of marijuana; possession of CDS II (methamphetamine); possession of CDS II (Methadone); creation/operation of a clandestine lab; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $139,500.

CPSO Cpl. Landry Willis and Deputy Bryan Guth are the arresting deputies in this case.

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