Two suspects held in Oxycontin case

Police say 500 pills were found in vehicle

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Two Durangoans were arrested this week after a four-month investigation for distribution of Oxycontin pills.

Investigators from the Southwest Drug Task Force arrested William L. O誰eal, 39, on Sunday and Maris M. Moore, 26, on Tuesday. They were booked into La Plata County jail.

Each is held on $25,000 bond. O誰eal additionally is being held for a no-bond parole violation.

Investigators made purchases of Oxycontin pills from both suspects. About 500 30-milligram pills were recovered from a vehicle that O誰eal was driving.

The street value of the pills is more than $17,000.

The case continues under investigation and more arrests are expected.

The Southwest Drug Task Force has investigators from the La Plata County Sheriff痴 Office, the Ignacio and Durango police departments and the Bayfield Marshal痴 Office.

daler@durangoherald.com

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