Middleport Drug Bust

By: Brooke Thibodaux Email
By: Brooke Thibodaux Email

The Middleport Police Department evacuated the whole apartment complex after an anonymous tip of a meth lab and sexual abuse of a minor.

Sheriff Keith O. Wood reports deputies responded and found a one port reactionary vessel and white powder that tested positive for meth.

Deputies and the Department of Jobs and Family interviewed a minor female who indicated forced sexual abuse by her step father.

39-year old Joseph Stewart was arrested and charged with rape , illegal manufacturing of drugs and illegal assembly of chemicals used to manufacture meth.

43-year-old Brenda Stewart was arrested and charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs and endangering children.

Both Stewarts bonds are $500,000 and in the Middleport jail.

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