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Suspect Still at Large

ROBERT, LA – January 20, 2016 – Misdemeanor shoplifting leads to Felony Meth arrest. On January 19, 2016, Richard Stewart Sr. (DOB 3.14.71) and Jamie Crayton (DOB 11.8.85) entered the Dollar General Store in Robert and proceeded to purchase and also steal precursor materials for the manufacturing of methamphetamines. A third subject identified as Tommy Blackwell (DOB 12.23.84), allegedly drove the duo to several retail locations for the sole purpose of obtaining the items needed to manufacture meth.

After a thorough investigation, it was learned that Stewart and Crayton are habitual methamphetamineviolators and have done this sort of thing in the past. As a result of this revelation, Consent to Search was obtained and executed at the residence where Stewart and Crayon live. As a result, agents located numerous precursor materials that both subjects stated were for the manufacturing of meth.

Stewart and Crayton were subsequently charged with Operation Creation of a Clandestine Lab, Shoplifting and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Blackwell is still at large and faces charges of Accessory.