On January 27, 2011, Officers from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Department were conducting surveillance of people buying Pseudoephedrine from a local Walgreen’s when they recognized McDonald. At that time, the defendant was approached by officers because of an outstanding warrant.
After speaking with the officers, McDonald brought police to his home, where he gave them verbal and written permission to search the residence and his vehicle. Police found drugs in the defendant’s pockets, paraphernalia used to manufacture methamphetamine inside the home, and a cotton swab saturated in the drug. McDonald admitted to using methamphetamine, but said he could not explain how the items arrived on his property.
McDonald, of 36253 Weiss road, was sentenced to five (5) years with the Department of Corrections for Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and 10 years for Creation/Operation of a Clandestine Laboratory, time to be served concurrently, said Perrilloux.