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UPDATE: School Psychologist Arrested in Salina Drug Case

KSAL StaffDecember 4, 2015

One of two people arrested near Salina early Thursday morning after a large amount of marijuana was seized during a routine traffic stop has been identified as a longtime school psychologist in Wichita.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reported on Thursday that 44-year-old Frank Alex Leroy Moore and 46-year-old Shelly Jean Moore were both arrested after a deputy found 14.6 pounds of marijuana, 4 ounces of marijuana wax, and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Interstate 135.

Shelly Moore is a psychologist at Wichita Southeast High School. The school’s website indicates that she is in her 2nd year at Southeast, and 22nd year in the Wichita Public School system. According to the district, Moore is suspended from her job pending the outcome of the Saline County investigation.

The sheriff’s office says that the couple was driving a rental car, headed from Denver, Colorado, to Wichita.

ORIGINAL: A traffic stop early Thursday morning  near Salina on Interstate 135 lead to the discovery of over 14 pounds of marijuana, and the arrest of a couple from Wichita.

Saline County Sheriff Captain Roger Soldan says that a car was stopped at around 2:00 in the morning for failure to maintain a lane. During the stop the deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana.

Soldan says that during a search, 14.6 pounds of marijuana, 4 ounces of marijuana wax, and drug paraphernalia were found. The marijuana was in the trunk of the car.

Deputies arrested 44-year-old Frank Alex Leroy Moore and 46-year-old Shelly Jean Moore. Both could face multiple felony drug charges.

Soldan adds that the couple was driving a rental car, headed from Denver, Colorado, to Wichita.

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