The drug was believed to be cocaine laced with an unknown chemical. During the investigation it became known to Detectives that the cocaine was laced with Fentanyl, a very dangerous and deadly drug.
The investigation led to information that the drug was possibly obtained from an unknown address off of E Capps Rd in Polk County from a person that was called “Momma Lou”.
Detectives began investigating the E Capps Road area, making contact with numerous residents to inquire about “Momma Lou” and her whereabouts. Narcotics Detectives located Lou Ann Hudson aka; “Momma Lou”, just off of E Capps Rd. Narcotics Detectives also found many others to be at the residence and on the property and were identified as Justin Sanders, Sibbie Hoffer, Billy Lafour, Steven Shelby, Stacy Allen, Clinton Moore, Joshua Jones, & Desiree Allen.
While speaking with Momma Lou at the residence probable cause was obtained to apply for a search warrant, which was granted for the residence and property.
Detectives conducted the search and found all above listed individuals to be in possession of what Narcotics Detectives knew to be Methamphetamine. Additionally items were found and seized from the residence that are known to be used in the distribution of illegal narcotics.
Lou Ann Hudson was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance. Justin Sanders, Sibbie Hoffer, Billy Lafour, Steven Shelby, Stacy Allen, Clinton Moore, Joshua Jones, & Desiree Allen, were also all placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance. All the above listed defendants were taken to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Jail and booked in on their charges.
*** PLEASE BE ADVISED ***
We are seeing a dangerous trend of drug dealers and cartels cutting various drugs with fentanyl which is leading to death and/or serious hospitalizations. The public needs to be aware of the danger of using any controlled substance, as we are seeing an emerging pattern of cases where fentanyl is unexpectedly being added to cocaine/methamphetamine and other drug combinations.
Justin Taylor Sanders, 26, of Livingston
Billy Lee Lafour, 44, of Livingston
Clinton Warren Moore, 35, of Livingston
Joshua Dathan Jones, 32, of Livingston
Sibbie Carol Hoffer, 50, of Livingston
Stacy Marie Allen, 45, of Livingston
Steven Adam Shelby, 30, of Livingston
Desiree Michelle Allen, 26, of Livingston
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