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Washington man arrested for pretrial violation

By David Hotle | Jul 25, 2017


A Washington man who was previously sentenced to 10 years in prison after Washington police discovered a rolling meth lab on the Washington square was arrested again Sunday morning for a pretrial violation.

According to the Washington County call log, Donald James Boileau, 35, was arrested at 12:51 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue on charges of a pretrial violation on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. he is being held in the Washington County Jail under a $5,000 cash only bond.

According to Washington County Attorney John Gish, the charges stem from an incident on Jan. 18 when Boileau was arrested in Mt. Pleasant on a Washington County warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later arrested on Jan. 30 for parole violation.

Boileau was one of the people who were arrested after a rolling methamphetamine lab was found on the square on Dec. 5, 2012. Kyle Boileau, who is Donald Boiuleau’s brother, had been part of an investigation into methamphetamine manufacture in Washington. When police pulled his vehicle over to arrest him, they did not know he had an active meth lab in his car. Donald Boileau was arrested later as part of the investigation after police

In December 2012, the Washington-Louisa Drug Task Force executed a search warrant was executed at his residence at 306 N. Marion Ave., Apt. 3D according to court records. Several items used to manufacture meth were found in the apartment including camp fuel, lithium batteries, plastic airline tubing, a lid with attached tubing, a bottle containing meth sludge and pseudoephedrine pill receipts, the record said. The task force found signs of meth, which prompted the Washington Police Department to declare the room off limits. At the same time, room 3D was also declared off limits after contamination was found.

On Jan. 16, 2013 the entire building was declared uninhabitable after it was found to have an unacceptable level of methamphetamine residue and “numerous” city and state fire and electrical code violations, a packet given to residents said.

The building was secured on Jan. 17.

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