Friday the 13th was a very unlucky day for two Doyline residents arrested on drug charges.
Following a seven-month investigation, Donna Angelle Hooper, 38, of the 200 block of Strong Street, Doyline, was arrested on two counts of distribution of CDS Sch. II Methadone, one count of possession with intent to distribute Sch. II and illegal carrying of a weapon.
Kelly Mason Hooper, 40, of the 200 block of Strong Street, Doyline, was arrested for distribution of CDS Sch. II Methadone, possession with intent to distribute of CDS Sch. II and illegal carrying of a weapon.
Doyline Police Chief and Webster Parish Sheriff's Capt. Robert Hayden said the arrests were a joint operation between Doyline police and WPSO investigators.
"Myself, Doyline police officer Glen Long and narcotics deputies Bobby Igo, III and Joel Thomas executed a search warrant at the Hoopers' residence Friday," Hayden said. "Donna and Kelly Hooper were advised of their rights per Miranda; both stated they understood."
In the room where Donna Hooper was taken into custody a Glcck 19 9MM was reportedly discovered. Elsewhere in the residence, officers found seven small bottles of suspected liquid Methadone, totaling more than 1,000 milligrams, and one soda bottle containing suspected liquid Methadone that had yet to be measured.
"We found out they (Hoopers) were going to a Methadone clinic in Shreveport," Hayden said. "They would bring it back and instead of taking it like they were supposed to do, they would pour it into a bottle and save it. Then they would sell it for about $100 a tablespoon."
Hayden said the couple would get around 130 grams of Methadone per day.
"They are only allowed a certain amount each day," he said.
Hayden described the drug as a supplement that allows an addict to be weaned from pain killers.
"It's still a pain killer," he said. "They just didn't take it at the clinic. They would bring it home and pour it in that (soda) bottle and start saving until they had enough to put it out on the streets."
Donna and Kelly Hooper were booked and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.