DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BRPROUD) – A tip led to the capture of two people, including one alleged drug dealer in Livingston Parish.

Joseph “Huey” Collins, 19, and Montana Seals, 47, were taken into custody after an investigation was initiated by narcotics agents.

Narcotics agents focused on “the possible distribution of fentanyl-laced pills,” according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, agents combed through a home on Fred Banks Drive.

LPSO said agents seized around 2,000 dosage units of pressed fentanyl pills, marijuana, a handgun, over $6,000 and a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Collins and Seals were booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center and their charges are listed below:

Joseph “Huey” Collins, 19:

  • Distribution of Schedule II CDS
  • Possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II CDS
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS
  • Illegal carrying of weapon
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Montana Seals, 47:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Sheriff Jason Ard said, “We all read the headlines about fentanyl. Even in small amounts, fentanyl is considered to be potentially deadly. And, we have people mixing it with other drugs to make it even more potent. We hope that more of you will continue coming forward with information so that our narcotics agents can investigate & hopefully remove more from our streets.”

The investigation remains ongoing.