(PAOLI) – In early March, Paoli Police Department officers began receiving information regarding illicit drug activity at a residence in rural Paoli.
With the assistance of Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies, a criminal investigation was initiated.
As a result of that investigation, officers requested a search warrant request which was granted by Orange County Circuit Court Judge Steven Owen on April 18th for a home at 3612 South County Road 250 East, located near Grease Gravy and Poe roads.
On April 18 at 10 p.m. Paoli Police officers executed that search warrant. Assisting at the scene were deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and an Indiana State Police trooper.
During the search, officers located and seized marijuana, meth, buprenorphine/naloxone tablets, a used hypodermic needle, approximately $100 cash (including documented “buy money” used during a “controlled drug buy”), three smartphones, several glass smoking devices, and other marijuana and meth paraphernalia.
The seized currency will be requested for forfeiture.
At the conclusion of the search, two Orange County women were arrested.
Right to left – Elizabeth Moon and Tiffany Wood. Photos courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department./em>
Police arrested 34-year-old Elizabeth A. Moon, of Paoli on charges of dealing marijuana, Level 5 felony, possession of meth, Level 6 felony, possession of Schedule III controlled substance, Level 6 felony, unlawful possession of a syringe, Level 6 felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor
Tiffany Wood, 32, of Paoli, is facing charges of possession of meth, Level 6 felony, possession of marijuana, Class B misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.
A third individual is being sought for questioning.
Two minor children present were released to a family member who also resides at the residence.
“Once again, these arrests stand to reflect the Paoli Police Department’s strong commitment to bring to justice those who distribute these dangerous drugs in our town and to our citizens,” says Paoli Police Chief Randell Sanders. “We are and will remain determined to disrupt the sale of methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs within the Town of Paoli. We continue to work closely with our local law enforcement partners to investigate, arrest, and criminally hold those accountable for committing illegal drug offenses within Paoli and throughout Orange County.”
Anyone with information or those who witness suspicious activity within the Town of Paoli are encouraged to report the activity to the Paoli Police Department by calling 812-723-2836. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If desired, tips can remain anonymous.