Ten arrrested in two sweeps

POLK COUNTY -- Authorities arrested nine people on drug charges and one on a probation violation after serving warrants at four locations in Dallas, Monmouth and Independence last week.

POLK COUNTY -- Authorities arrested nine people on drug charges and one on a probation violation after serving warrants at four locations in Dallas, Monmouth and Independence last week.

The arrests, made on the mornings of Sept. 26 and 28, followed a month-long investigation by Monmouth police, with support from the Dallas and Independence police departments and the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Arrests made on Sept. 26 in Dallas:

Duane Ernest Barrington, 33, and Christine Michelle Barrington, both of Dallas, were each charged with counts of unlawful delivery of marijuana and cocaine, unlawful delivery of both drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Randall Paul Moore, 22, of Falls City was charged with unlawful delivery of cocaine, unlawful delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Richard Day, 35, of Salem was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Jason Creekmore, 29, of Falls City was charged with unlawful possession of a methamphetamine and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Arrests made Sept. 28 in Monmouth and Independence:

Emilio Meraz-Ontiveros, 39, of Independence and Mendy Ann Burris, 19, of Monmouth, were each charged with unlawful delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, and unlawful delivery and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Joseph Orgovan, 54, of Monmouth charged with unlawful delivery of marijuana.

Kenneth Ketchum, 26, a transient, was charged with frequenting a place where controlled substances are used or sold.

Efrain Rafael Garcia, 19, a transient, was charged with a parole violation.

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