Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Narcotics team makes coke bust


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Manuel Dejesus Moya

A Bellevue man faces two felony counts of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver following a bust last week by the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The team, often referred to as NET, wrote in a press release that 35-year-old Manuel Dejesus Moya was allegedly found with about one ounce of the drug.

Sheriff's Detective Steve Harkins said no drugs were found in Moya's home on Sunrise Ranch Road when an arrest warrant was served on Wednesday, Jan. 28, but Moya was found possessing about a half ounce of the material when he was found later at the Silver Dollar Saloon.

A search was also made of Moya's car, and with the assistance of Dax, a Sun Valley Police Department drug-sniffing German shepherd, another half ounce of the material, along with scales and packaging materials, was found in a hidden compartment in the vehicle, the press release states.

Moya was arraigned on the charges last Friday and released from custody after posting $25,000 bond. Ketchum attorney Dan Dolan was appointed public defender. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 25.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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