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Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three people after investigating a complaint about a possible meth lab at a Waggaman trailer on Wednesday. Investigators took Colby Phillips, 23, David Phillips, 46, and Nicole Cockran, 42, into custody after finding methamphetamine and other precursor chemicals used to make the drug at a trailer located at 8229 River Road, according to Sheriff’s Office arrest reports.

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Colby Phillips

The department’s Major Crimes Task Force received a complaint about a “clandestine lab” at the residence, according to the report. Investigators obtained a warrant and served it at the property about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

They found kerosene, granulated drain cleaner and lithium batteries inside of a garage attached to the trailer. They also found a 2-liter Sprite soda bottle containing methamphetamine residue, the arrest report said. Small-scale meth chemists often use soda bottles as a mini-lab to manufacture the drug, a method referred to by law enforcement as “shake and bake.”

Inside the trailer, investigators found a white powder

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David Phillips

that tested positive for methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. They also located several medications inside Cockran’s bedroom nightstand. Authorities said Cockran had no prescriptions for the pills, which included powerful narcotic pain killers, muscle relaxants and anti-anxiety medications, arrest reports said.

Detectives seized one marijuana plant that was growing outside of the trailer. Colby Phillips said the plan was his, according to the arrest reports.


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Nicole Cockran

The Sheriff’s Office did not comment Friday on the investigation. It wasn’t clear how or if Colby and David Phillips are related.

Both denied making meth at the trailer, claiming the other was responsible. They both, however, admitted to using meth, the arrest reports said.

Colby and David Phillips were booked with creation of a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Colby Phillips was booked on an additional charge of possession or manufacturing of marijuana for distribution. He was still being held Friday at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna on a $525,500 bond. No bond information was available for David Phillips.

Cockran was booked with four counts of possession of distribution of drugs without a prescription, possession of methamphetamine, possession of hydrocodone, possession of alprazolam, possession of amphetamine, possession of hydromorphone, possession of phentermine, possession of oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was still being held Friday on a $55,500 bond.



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