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Drug busts in Vernon County

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE VERNON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Sheriff’s Office Drug Bust: Three Towns in One Day

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office and members of the CNET Drug task force conducted multiple investigations on drug activity and recovered illegal drugs from three towns in Vernon County on Thursday. The Sheriff said Brenden Moreland, 26 of Nevada was arrested in the North part of Nevada while deputies and agents with the CNET drug task force were conducting surveillance. Moreland, who was currently on parole was placed under arrest for possession of a substance believed to be crystal meth, and a loaded firearm.

Vernon County Prosecutor Lynn Ewing III filed charges on Moreland Friday and a warrant was issued for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and felony possession of a firearm. Moreland is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.

The Sheriff said his office also recovered suspected methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia from a house in Harwood and from a location in Schell City just a few hours later. Although all three busts were conducted within a few hours of each other, the Sheriff said he would not comment on whether or not the three incidents were related to the same case.

The names from the cases in Harwood, and Schell City have not been released pending the completion of the investigation.

“Every bag of meth we take off the street is a bag that doesn’t make it to someone who is going to destroy their life with this stuff” the Sheriff said.

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