Former teacher, husband indicted on running meth lab

Luling couple charged with making drug while 7 year-old was in residence

Ryan and Kristy Allen, who were arrested in January on allegations of running a meth lab at their Luling home, have been indicted by a grand jury.

Kristy Allen, 37 and a former teacher at R.K. Smith Middle School, and Ryan Allen, 42, were each charged with one felony count of creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for unlawful manufacturing of a controlled dangerous substance.

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 at 214 Ellington St.

Police secured a warrant to search the home and upon a Jan. 4 search found evidence consistent with making the drug, as well as four rifles, a shotgun and loaded handgun.

Police also learned the couple’s 7 year-old child resided at the residence with them. The child was playing at a neighbor’s house when the search and arrests occurred.

Kristy Allen was listed on the R.K. Smith school website as entering her second year at the school as a reading and writing teacher, marking her 10th year as a teacher overall. She is no longer employed with the school system, according to St. Charles Parish Public Schools spokeswoman Stevie Crovetto.

Ryan Allen is being held at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on a $500,000 bond. Kristy Allen was released Jan. 13 by posting a $10,030 bond.

Their next court date is scheduled March 22.

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