On Friday, at about 8:00 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, member’s of the Polk County Special Response Team (Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas Police Department, Independence Police Department and the Monmouth Police Department) and member’s from the Point Inter-agency Narcotics Team executed a search warrant at 169 Ellis Street in Falls City, Polk County.
On Thursday, Mr. Randall Moore of Falls City was arrested by Deputy Jeff Williams with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with possession of Methamphetamine and lodged at the county jail. During the booking process he was found to be in possession of five (5) state assistance Oregon Trail cards that did not belong to him.
Through investigation, it was determined that persons who were issued those Oregon Trail cards were trading them to Mr. Randall Moore for cash and narcotics. Mr. Alex Melcher was arrested on January 23rd regarding that unlawful act, “Unlawful Obtaining/Disposing of Assistance”.
Deputy Williams applied for and received a search warrant to search Mr. Randall Moore’s residence at 169 Ellis Street in Falls City. During that search, Mr. Randall Moore was again arrested on numerous other charges. Mr. William Moore was also arrested during the search warrant for Interfering with Police and Tampering with Evidence. Ms. Shellie Utley was also arrested with numerous charges.
Mr. Randall Moore was lodged on the following charges: Unlawful Possession of a Personal ID Device (x5), Unlawful Obtaining or Disposing of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Hydrocodone, Unlawful Possession of Diazepam and the Unlawful Possession of Modafinil. His bail was set at about $140,000.
Ms. Shellie Utley was lodged on the following charges: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Hydrocodone, Unlawful Possession of Diazepam and the Unlawful Possession of Modafinil. Her bail was set at about $57,000.