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December 13, 2013

Three arrested in drug bust

Arrests result of two months of investigation

Three people were arrested after authorities served a search warrant at a Muskogee home Thursday.

Timothy Moss, whose age was unavailable, and his wife, Chanel Boettcher, 30, were arrested at 529 N. Sixth St., and were booked into the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, child endangerment and knowingly withholding/concealing stolen property, Pearson said.

Justin Tyvon Phillips, 28, was at the residence during the search and is being booked on eight outstanding warrants, pending further investigation.

The search warrant, served by the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigations Unit/Drug Task Force and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, was issued following a two-month investigation, said Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson.

“I believe this will be one of our largest distributors of crystal meth in Muskogee,” Pearson said.

Three other people at the home were taken into custody, but were soon released.

Items found during a search of the house include methamphetamine, marijuana, “big piles” of money, drug paraphernalia including packaging for resale, scales, and “information that leads us to believe the individuals were involved in a a multi-state drug trafficking organization,” Pearson said.

Authorities also found a motorcycle believed to have been stolen.

Authorities had been “sitting on the house ’round the clock for two days,” and served the search warrant when there were no children at the home, and the main suspects were there, Pearson said.

Two children live at the home, but Pearson said they were at school when the search warrant was served. Representatives with the Department of Human Services were in the process of finding placement for the children Thursday evening, he said.

Reach Anita Reding at (918) 684-2903 or areding@muskogeephoenix.com.

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