Search Warrant Leads To Arrests, Placement Of Children


A search warrant, executed Tuesday in Moorhead, has led to charges against two individuals and the placement of three children.

According to Moorhead Police, the warrant was conducted in the 1100 block of 19th Street South in Moorhead by members of the Lakes to River Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, due to an investigation of the possible sales of narcotics at the residence.

Officers found methamphetamine and cocaine inside the apartment, clearly packaged for sale. In addition, more than $1,000 was found, believed to have been involved in narcotics sales.

The amount of the drugs included approximately 290 grams of methamphetamine and 15 grams of cocaine. The approximate street value was $30,5000.

Three children were also located in the home. Members of the Grand Forks County Child Protection Services had been attempting to locate the youngest child, to place the child into protective custody. All three were placed with the assistance of Clay County Social Services. Grand Forks County contacted Moorhead Police investigators in regards to the status of the children. An 18-month-old boy tested positive for methamphetamine on a urinalysis and flown to Sanford in Fargo.

Nathan Wayne Carr, a 41-year-old Moorhead man, has been charged with first degree sales of a controlled substance and child endangerment; and 25-year-old Jasmine Janelle Mendoza, also of Moorhead, was charged with child endangerment.