RANDOLPH COUNTY, MO – A months long investigation finally led to multiple warrants and arrests Friday, March 23, for charges of controlled substance distribution.

Randolph County deputies and Moberly police made nine arrests of area residents on counts of distribution or delivery of a controlled substance. According to a press release from North Missouri Drug Task Force, undercover officers purchased methamphetamine, prescription pills, and heroin from suspects.

Seven Moberly residents were taken into custody, as well as a Huntsville resident, and DeWitt resident.

All arrested persons face the same distribution/deliver charge.  Arrested from Moberly were:  Tara L. Belcher, Tyler H. Bennett, Charles J. Grosvenor, Tyler W. Kelsay, Austin N. Westberg, Thomas L. Miller Jr., and Carl L. Bode.  Also arrested were Bailer Coleman of Huntsville, and Evan J. Hayes of DeWitt.