Police Arrest Father And Son In Drug Bust
June 01, 2012 12:26 PM
On Thursday, Sioux Falls Police say the Drug Task Force served a search warrant to a residence located at 1716 S. Cameo Way at 8:30 p.m. after having received multiple tips about a drug house.
Police said they've been working on this case since March and once inside, they found drugs, weapons, surveillance cameras and cash.
Mary Culhane has been a resident in the neighborhood for 14 years and she said to have a drug bust in her own backyard is surreal.
"This is very shocking, I walk through this park everyday and it's usually full of families and children and it seems like a very safe place," said Culhane.
Police officials said they received a tip from Crime Stoppers back in March about a possible meth manufacture at 1716 south Cameo Way.
They received a second tip in April.
"We got the information, then verified the information, then some more tips came in, so it was just building the case in that particular instance," said Officer Sam Clemens.
Once inside, police seized paraphernalia, 11.8 grams of meth, 3.2 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 286 grams of synthetic marijuana, seven firearms and ammunition, two surveillance cameras and more than $1,300.00 in cash.
Brian Robert Moe, 47, and his 14-year-old son were arrested immediately on multiple drug procession and violation charges.
Brian Robert Moe's Charges:
-Procession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
-Two counts of procession of a controlled substance.
-Maintaining a place where drugs are used or sold.
-Procession of drug paraphernalia.
-Violation of a drug free zone, within 1,000 feet of Riverdale park playground.
14-year-old son charges:
-Less than two ounces of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Mary said with her grandson, she plans to be more aware of her surroundings and hopes her neighbors do too.
"Everybody has to keep their eyes open and try to protect everybody around them," said Culhane.
Brian Robert Moe is being held in Minnehaha County Jail and his 14-year-old son is in the Juvenile Detention Center.