While conducting routine surveillance in the Bogue Chitto Heights subdivision of Franklinton, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle which had exited the woods and which was being driven in an unsafe manner. The truck stopped as it pulled into a driveway 42683 Magee Street. Three men were inside the truck, with one of them sitting in the rear seat.
The vehicle was being driven by John Lamparski, Sr., 49, a resident of the Magee Street address. The front seat passenger was James Henry Marks, 23, a resident of Fire Tower Road. The rear seat passenger was John Lamparski, Jr., 29, also a resident of the Magee Street address.
Detectives noticed the male in the rear seat, John Lamparski, Jr., was acting very nervous. He was searched. In his possession was an amber colored pill bottle containing a white substance which appeared to be methamphetamine, along with a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. A records check indicated that Lamparski, Jr., had three outstanding warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court.
During the records check, it was discovered that James Henry Marks had one outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court.
Detectives received permission from Lamparski, Sr., to search the Magee Street residence. Inside the residence, in a room identified as “John’s Man Cave,” detectives recovered several items which are used to cook methamphetamine, including several pounds of ammonia nitrate, salt, Drano, Coleman camp fuel and tubing inserted into cut bottle tops.
All three subjects were then arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.
John Lamparski, Sr., is being held on Manufacture of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Convicted Felon In Possession of a Firearm. He remains in jail with bond set at $150,000.
John Lamparski, Jr., is being held on Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and three counts of Failure to Appear. He remains in jail with bond set at $101,550.
James Henry Marks is being held on one count of Failure to Appear. He remains in jail with bond set at $2,500.
Sheriff Randy Seal stated, “The alertness of our Drug Task Force detectives led to this traffic stop and subsequent discovery of the meth lab. It is almost inconceivable to me that a father and son would be involved together in the illegal drug trade. Fathers and sons should be hunting, fishing, or playing ball together, not involved in the manufacture, sale and use of illegal drugs. I am pleased that our detectives were able to shut down this illegal operation. I applaud them for a job well done.”