K-9 Diesel led investigators to an amount of meth on Friday morning at a home on North 11th Street.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It was a sobering scene as the cries of a young mother could be heard from the backseat of a La Follette Police cruiser in the pre-dawn darkness of this Friday morning. Alexis Huckaby, placed under arrest, sat in the police car while LPD Det. Danielle Gilbert was nearby holding Huckaby’s six-week- old daughter.

Aside from Huckaby and her child, two other people were inside the home.

The La Follette Police Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team, including K-9 Diesel, executed a narcotics search warrant at 406 North 11th Street around 6 am. Diesel led the search in the home alerting officers to an amount of meth. Schedule III Suboxone was also located inside the home.

La Follette Police had a car seat out Friday morning in anticipation that child services would need it to transport the infant rescued from a home where police say drug trafficking was taking place.

Det. Sgt. Matthew Forsyth said the investigation into the alleged drug dealings at the home lasted less than a month and were cut short after it was learned there was a child in the home. “Once we found out there was an infant in this home, we had to move quickly for her safety,” said Forsyth.

Police cruisers, marked and unmarked, lined North 11th Street just above the 11th Street bridge.

Forsyth said Bobby Wallace was jailed and his girlfriend, Hucakby, has allegedly taken over his business of narcotics trafficking. “Previously, they were in the mobile home next door, and we had made stops there before as well,” said Forsyth.

Detective-Sergeant Matt Forsyth is also K-9 Diesel’s handler.

Huckaby, 23, faces charges of the manufacture, delivery and sell of schedule II meth and Suboxone along with possession of schedule V (Gabapentin) for resale and Child Abuse/Neglect. There were two other suspects inside the residence. Officials with the Department of Childrens Services are also involved in the case. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/01/2021-8AM-UPDATED 10/01/2021-4PM)

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