Police arrest four in scheme to trade drugs for food stamps

Police arrest four in scheme to trade drugs for food stamps
William Moore

POLK COUNTY, Ore. – Four people have been arrested for their roles in what police said was a scheme to trade food stamps for meth.

On Wednesday, police arrested Randall Moore and charged him with possession of methamphetamine. Police said that while he was being processed, they found five Oregon Trail cards that didn’t belong to him.

As they investigated further, police found evidence that Moore was trading money and drugs for the Oregon Trail cards.  One man, Alex Melcher, was charged with unlawfully obtaining and disposing of assistance on Thursday.

Police then got a search warrant and served it at Moore’s house. They added more charges for Moore, and arrested two more people: William Moore and Shellie Utley.’

Randall Moore is in jail on five counts of unlawful possession of a person ID device, unlawfully obtaining and disposing of supplemental nutrition assistance and several counts related to possessing various drugs.

William Moore was arrested during the search warrant for interfering with police and tampering with evidence.

Utley was charged with several counts of drug possession, including methamphetamine.