Drug arrest in Prentiss County, investigation continues

By Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

BOONEVILLE – A Wheeler man remains in custody in Prentiss County Jail on a $150,000 bond in connection with multiple drug and firearm charges.

Joseph “Joe” Randolph Moore, 47, was arrested July 22, at a Highway 30 West residence near Frankstown when county narcotics investigators, deputies, Booneville narcotics officers and North Mississippi Narcotics agents executed a search warrant, said Sheriff Randy Tolar.

Moore was charged with possession of controlled substance-methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess, sell, distribute or deliver a controlled substance-methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Investigators also seized four handguns and $719 in cash.

Moore was on parole at the time of his arrest and is being held for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The investigation is ongoing, Tolar said, and other charges may be forthcoming.