The newly established Narcotics Crime Unit of the Sioux Falls Police Department followed up on tips that lead to bags of drugs, paraphernalia, a mysterious syringe, and five arrests.

Law enforcement was alerted to possible meth dealing and the name of Joseph Hopkins of the 600 block of South Marion Road. Police obtained a search warrant and observed Hopkins leaving a residence Thursday (October 11) afternoon at 3:00 PM.

Police stopped him at a local convenience store near 12th and Petro where the canine unit searched his vehicle and found five small doses of meth in individual bags, and a loaded syringe containing an unknown substance. A woman passenger with Hopkins, Taylor Damien Desersa, was also arrested.

Police went back to the residence on Marion Road and detained a woman outside in her car, Heather Lashae Brill. She was found in possession of meth and a scale and was arrested.

Three people were found inside the residence. Amber Marie Boyd was charged for keeping a place of sale of a controlled substance and Devin James Glascock was found in possession of marijuana.

A 17-year-old girl also in the home but she was not arrested.

Police provided more information on the arrests and charges:

  • Joseph Raymond Hopkins, DOB 11/1/1989, 28-year-old, Sioux Falls resident. Possession of Controlled Substances, Keeping Place for Sale of Controlled Substances, and Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Taylor Damien Desersa,(passenger with Hopkins) DOB 5/16/1996, 22-year-old Sioux Falls resident. Possession of Controlled Substances and Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Heather Lashae Brill,(parked outside residence) 3/8/1996, 22-year-old Luverne Minnesota resident. Possession of Controlled Substances and Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Amber Marie Boyd, (inside the residence where the search warrant was served) 10/31/1965, 52-year-old Sioux Falls resident. Keeping Place for Sale of Controlled Substances
  • Devin James Glascock, 12/22/1991, 26-year-old Sioux Falls resident. Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia

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