Sheriff's Detectives' Bust Yield Heroin, Meth and More, SCENIC LOOP, February 23, 2021 - On February 21, 2021, Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and Patrol Deputies arrived at a residence on Boatdock street in the Scenic Loop area of Polk County, to conduct an investigation into the possession of illegal narcotics.
Numerous tips of high traffic volumes and other suspicious activity prompted detectives to begin a lengthy investigation into the residence.
While on scene, deputies identified Rick Edward Rule, 56, of Livingston, and Sandy Lynne Sweet, 58, of Livingston inside the residence.
During the investigation probable cause was established for a search of the residence and a search warrant was obtained.
The search proved to be fruitful as several firearms turned up along with methamphetamine, a large amount of what is believed to be heroine and fentanyl, and items used to ingest and distribute the said narcotics.
It was known to detectives that Rick Rule was a convicted felon still out on parole. Due to this fact, Rule cannot legally possess any firearm.
Rick Rule and Sandy Sweet were both charged with manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine, heroine, and fentanyl.
Rule was additionally charged with tampering with evidence and four charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by felon.
Rick Edward Rule, 56, of Livingston
Sandy Lynne Sweet, 58, of Livingston
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