Couple charged with running Luling meth lab

A husband and wife were recently arrested on the accusation of establishing a meth lab at their Luling home.

Ryan Christopher Allen, 42, and his wife, Kristy Ruth Allen, 37, both of 214 Ellington Street, were arrested and charged with two counts of creating/operating a clandestine laboratory, possession of methamphetamine, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in presence of someone under 17 and use of a firearm in presence of controlled dangerous substances.

According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, police investigators learned in early December that the couple was allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine at their residence. Police secured a warrant to search the home and found evidence consistent with the making of the drug.

Police also learned that the couple’s seven-year-old child resided at the residence with them.

Both Ryan and Kristy Allen are being held at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on a $500,000 bond.


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