HAMMOND, La. (BRPROUD) — A man and a woman were arrested in Hammond on multiple drug charges during a traffic stop on Feb. 7.
On Monday, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO) agents stopped the driver, Joseph “Joey” Adams, 37, of Independence. According to TPSO, agents were aware that Adams had an open warrant by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) for unauthorized entry and was suspected of distributing heroin.
TPSO said Adams’ passenger, 27-year-old Katie Devall was also in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, agents found one half pound of suspected marijuana, a loaded pistol, 50 doses of LSD, and a hidden container holding 200 suspected Roxycodone pills. Upon analysis of the pills, agents believed them to be counterfeit and contain heroin and/or fentanyl, according to TPSO.
Adams faces charges of being a Livingston Parish fugitive, four counts of possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and probation and parole hold.
Devall faces charges of four counts of possession with intent to distribute, a possession charge, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS and failure to appear warrant.