Destrehan woman accused of getting $90K ‘bath salts’ package sentenced

Parcel with ‘Molly’ confiscated

A Destrehan woman recently received a deferred prison sentence and probation after being arrested on multiple drug charges—including those based on her alleged receipt of a package from China containing $90,000 worth of drugs — in late 2014.

LaJoan Fiffie, 39,  was charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Phenobarbital, possession of Tramadol, possession of Valium and possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a juvenile.

Most of these charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence.

She pleaded guilty on possession of marijuana.Fiffie received a deferred prison sentence of six months and a year of misdemeanor probation.

She received credit for time served for five days in prison. She must undergo evaluation for substance abuse treatment and submit to random drug screenings.

Fiffie, 39, was arrested Nov. 14 of last year after a package intended for her was intercepted at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

The package reportedly contained 1,042 grams of the drug known as “Molly,”  Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (also known as MDPV bath salts).

Officers estimated the street value of the package’s contents at $90,000.

Fiffie reportedly accepted the package and was arrested thereafter.

The package was intercepted at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s mail branch on its way to 230 Meadows Drive in Destrehan.

It was found to contain roughly 2.3 pounds of the brown, crystal-like substance.

An analysis of the package confirmed the crystals’ illicit nature.

In addition to that package, authorities found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, phenobarbital, Tramadol and Valium inside her home.

Fiffie was arrested for possession with intent to distribute and for possessing drugs in the presence of a juvenile — police also found an infant inside her home at the time of the search.

 

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