MIAMI – Miami Police and the Ottawa County Drug Task Force Investigators, Ottawa County Sheriff's Office and the Quapaw Marshals conducted a drug raid and executed a search warrant and arrested Morgan Rhodes, 32 of Miami, and Rodney Rhodes, 37 of Miami, resulting in anticipated drug charges for the couple.
The search warrant was executed at 1112 21st Avenue NE in the Birnamwood neighborhood of Miami.
Law enforcement converged on the scene at 10 a.m. on Thursday after receiving tips from concerned citizens of suspicious activity at the residence located there.
Both Morgan and Rodney Rhodes are now facing charges of possession of Methamphetamine in the presence of a minor child, possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance(CDS) schedule II/Hydrocodone, possession of CDS schedule IV/Clonzepam and possession of drug paraphernalia in Ottawa County District Court according to Miami Police Chief Thomas Anderson.
“We did a drug raid at 1112 21st Avenue NE,” Anderson said. “Detectives has been working on it due to concerned citizens giving us some tips that they saw some different things and they thought maybe something wasn't right there.”
According to Anderson, the detectives has been working on this particular case for a week or more before obtaining a search warrant of the residence.
After a warrant was obtained, the scene was searched and processed and officers found the Rhodes, two other adults and a small child in the residence Anderson said.
The residence is owned by Morgan Rhodes' mother and the couple had been staying there according to the police.
“We are very fortunate Kenny Wright, the District Attorney, lends us a DA investigator and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office and Quapaw Marshals, we're all one team trying to clean up the community,” Anderson said. “We have a great team. They worked together to get a search warrant on the residence. They discovered there was drug activity there from their original investigations. We served the search warrant this morning and in doing so these two individuals were arrested.”
Anderson said the search of the home resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine and illegal prescription drugs as well as paraphernalia.
The other adults in the home were visiting the residence and were not arrested or charged.
“We had no reason to believe they were in physical possession of the narcotics,” Anderson said.
The child found inside the residence was taken into the custody of the Ottawa County Department of Human Services, according to Anderson.
The Rhodes were both arrested and taken to Ottawa County Jail.
Chief Anderson thanked all law enforcement involved and urged Miami residents to call the Miami Police Department when they see any suspicious activity.
“This was brought to our attention by concerned citizens,” Anderson said. “Nobody knows the neighborhoods better than the people that live there. If you see something that's odd or high traffic short time, just anything suspicious just give us a call and let us check it out. We'll figure it out and help clean up our community.”