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4 arrested in Tipton for drug trafficking

4 arrested in Tipton for drug trafficking

2 face felony drug charges

April 10th, 2019 in Local News

The search of a Tipton residence for suspected drug trafficking led to the arrest of four people April 4.

The Moniteau County Sheriff's Office, working in conjunction with the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force and the East Central Drug Task Force, searched a residence on Saline Street in Tipton. Four people were detained.

The search turned up approximately 105 grams or methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials and approximately 56 grams of marijuana, officers said. All four subjects were transported to the Moniteau County Jail; two were later released pending charges for possession of marijuana.

The two subjects facing felony drug charges are: Randy E. Belt Jr., 35 of Tipton, and Aaron J. Madison, 42 of Kansas City.

Belt was charged with first-degree trafficking drug (meth), delivery of a controlled substance (meth) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (meth) with bond set at $100,000.

Aaron J. Madison was charged with first-degree trafficking drugs (meth), delivery of a controlled substance (meth) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (meth) with bond set at $100,000.

Sheriff Tony Wheatley said, "The investigation into this case is ongoing and will span multiple jurisdictions with further arrests expected. I would like to thank the Tipton Police Department for their assistance in the execution of this search warrant."