Traffic stop leads to arrest of two men for manufacturing methamphetamine

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 4:58pm

Two men were arrested after a deputy conducted a routine traffic stop and found materials used for making meth in the vehicle.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident happened on Wednesday, Sept. 11 shortly before 6:00 p.m. A deputy patrolling in Bayou Vista pulled over a vehicle being driven by Eddie Bob Norman, Jr., 35, after he allegedly ran a stop sign.

During the traffic stop the deputy observed the components for a methamphetamine in the vehicle. An investigation was launched, which led detectives to a local hotel.

At the hotel they located more items used for manufacturing meth. They also recovered drug paraphernalia and Vyvanse pills.

Norman and a second suspect, Michael Lee Howard, were both arrested in connection to the meth lab. We’re told Norman had outstanding warrants for his arrest that include Aggravated Assault and Domestic Abuse.

Both men were booked into the parish prison.

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