The Taylorville Police Department announced the arrest of two Taylorville residents after a thirteen-year-old and a fifteen-year-old overdosed on a drug called the “HULK.” On May 27th, after receiving a search warrant, 18-year-old Louis Sullivan III and 20-year-old Carissa Hodge were both charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler says in the press release that the drug was a benzodiazepine (Xanax) allegedly mixed with possible fentanyl. After speaking to several individuals that were friends with the two that overdosed, along with interviews and the help of Taylorville Citizens, the police were able to find the source.
Chief Wheeler says that the two that were arrested showed no remorse for their actions that could have taken a life. He urges citizens to work hand in hand with the Police to eliminate the drug issue. He also asks parents to look and notice any changes in your kids.