L-R: LPD Officer Homer Herrell and LPD Captain Stephen Wallen were among the officers on the scene of a narcotics search warrant execution
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “What was developing into a lengthy investigation that was going to involve a lot of time ended up being a rushed effort once we learned that there was a child living in the home,” said La Follette Police Captain Stephen Wallen. An 11-month old child is in the care of Children’s Services this morning after La Follette Police’s Drug Unit and Special Response Team executed a narcotics search warrant where the child was living; Apartment 21 in the lower level of the D Building of the Crowne Point Apartments in West La Follette. Just before 8 am is when officers entered the residence where they had been making undercover drug buys for several weeks.
Officers worked their way down a narrow sidewalk to the back of this apartment building to rescue a child not long after sun up on Thursday.
Auberne Sparks (above), mother of the 11-month old child, was arrested this morning at her La Follette home
Josh Wagers (above) was reported by police to be the father of the infant that is now in the care of Childrens Services
Amber Muse Market
Arrested were 24-year old Auberne Sparks, the child’s mother, 24-year old Josh Wagers, James Duke Chambers, no age or photo available, and 33-year old Amber Muse Market all of La Follette. Sparks and Wagers are facing schedule II, III and VI drugs for resale charges while Chambers is being charged with schedule II and III drugs for resale plus felony possession of drug paraphernalia and Market is facing criminal impersonation and felony possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
LPD Sergeant Noah Riggs continues working the scene where multiple drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered.
Among some of the items officers discovered were schedule II (meth), schedule III (suboxone), prescription pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/15/2019-9AM-FILE MUGSHOT PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)