$90,000 worth of “Molly” leads to arrest

Published 7:03 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DESTREHAN — A police search of a Destrehan home netted $90,000 worth of designer drug “Molly,” authorities said.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne announced the seizure this week, which came in conjunction with the arrest of Lojoan M. Fiffie, who is charged with possession of various drugs and bonded out Monday after posting a $5,030 cash bond.

The case began, according to Champagne, when the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division received information regarding a parcel package, which was intercepted at the John F. Kennedy International Airport mail branch during an enforcement examination of express mail from China.

“The parcel was examined and found to contain approximately 1,042 grams of a brown crystal rock-like substance secreted within a foil pouch,” Champagne said. “Subsequent field tests were conducted on the discovered rock-like substance, which showed positive for the presence of suspected Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (mdpv-bath salts) and is often distributed in the form of the designer drug commonly known as Molly.”

The street value on the package is an estimated $90,000, Champagne said, adding the package was addressed to 230 Meadows Drive in Destrehan.

Investigators with the Special Investigations Division, with the assistance of United States Postal Service and Department of Homeland Security, conducted a controlled delivery of the package to 230 Meadows Drive, where Fiffie signed for it.

A search warrant was then executed at Fiffie’s residence.

“During the search, officers located the box containing the 1,042 grams of bath salts, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, phenobarbital, tramadol and valium,” Champagne said. “An infant was also located inside of the residence.”

Fiffie was arrested and booked accordingly, Champagne said.