A woman accused of making methamphetamine in her estranged husband’s Marrero home last month has been arrested again after authorities say they found her with the makings of another meth lab, this time in a Metairie motel room.
This marks the third meth-related arrest this year for Kelly Williams, 32, of Marrero, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest reports. Detectives took Williams and Stephen Hamilton, 43, of Metairie, into custody Tuesday (Dec. 10) at a motel in the 5900 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard.
Kelly Williams, left, and Stephen Hamilton were arrested and booked with creation of a clandestine lab after Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators found the makings of a meth lab in a Metairie motel on Tuesday, Dec. 10
During an investigation into meth production, detectives discovered that Hamilton used another person’s driver’s license at a Metairie pharmacy to buy pseudoephedrine, a cold medication that can be used to make meth, the arrest report said. In an effort to hinder meth cooks, state law requires those who buy the medication to present a photo ID, and restricts the amount of pseudoephedrine that can be bought.
Detectives viewed security camera footage of Hamilton using the procured driver’s license and forging the name of the real license owner, according to an arrest report. Investigators tracked him to a room at the Metairie motel where they also found Williams.
They searched the room and found the cold medicine and other precursor chemicals, including sulfuric acid, used to make meth, the arrest report said. Detectives noted the chemicals were in the “preliminary stages of production.”
Williams, of 5201 Savannah Lane, Marrero, and Hamilton, of 226 Sena Drive, Metairie, were booked Wednesday with creation of a clandestine lab. Hamilton was also booked with forgery, the report said.
Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the pair on Nov. 15 when Williams’ estranged husband returned home after three days away to find her in his house along with Hamilton and a meth lab, according to an arrest report. Williams’ husband told investigators he became suspicious that something was up because of her uncommonly affectionate behavior, the report said.
Williams was also arrested Feb. 6 in connection with a meth lab found inside another Marrero home. The Jefferson Parish district attorney’s office charged her with creation of a clandestine lab, possession of methamphetamine and possession or distribution of drugs without a prescription. A motion hearing in the case is scheduled for Jan. 6, court records said.
Hamilton was being held Thursday evening at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna on a $205,000 bond. No bond information was available for Williams.