7:42 pm- The device was X-Rayed by the U.S. Army and found to be non-explosive. The scene is safe and the investigation is ongoing.
We will release more information later tonight or in the morning after the investigation is completed.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives advise the public to avoid the Chandra Lane area in Centerville area until further notice.
During an active investigation at a residence on Chandra Lane, detectives found a possible explosive device. Working in conjunction with the Franklin Fire Department, Centerville Fire Department, and in contact with the Louisiana State Police, safety protocols have been identified and implemented while first responders are working the scene. . To preserve the public's safety, the area is blocked off. . Further information will be available at the conclusion of the investigation. Public Information Officer St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office