2 from Viola arrested on felony drug offenses


Two people from Viola have been arrested on multiple felony drug offenses following a home visit by the Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Department of Community Correction, the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

The visit was conducted in late October at the residence of 50-year-old Randal Moore. Officers found 38-year-old Melissa Adamson at the residence. Both Moore and Adamson are on active supervision and have search warrants on file.

According to the probable cause affidavits, officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia on the living room table, in a bedroom and in the kitchen, as well as on Moore's person. A plastic tube with white powdery residue was also found behind a vent in the hallway of the residence. Officers also located five crossbows and one muzzleloader. The crystalline substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Pills found in the home were identified as Methadone.

The two face felony charges of maintaining drug premises, possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver Schedule I or II, use or possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia, and use or possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia with the purpose to analyze methamphetamine. Moore faces an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver, methamphetamine.

Their bonds were set at $25,000 each, and they are scheduled to appear in Fulton County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

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