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Vigilant neighbors turn in alleged drug dealers

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Brian Robert Moe, 47, Brian Robert Moe, 47,

A Sioux Falls neighborhood is at ease after police arrest a father and son for running a drug operation out of their home.

It took police three months, but they finally got their men. Brian Robert Moe, 47, and his 14-year-old son are behind bars Friday night on a slew of drug charges stemming from a major drug bust. The bust happened in the 1700 block of South Cameo Way.

The neighborhood was a lot busier Thursday night. Police officers surrounded Brian Moe's home, all while a football game was going on at nearby Riverdale Park.

While it was police who made the arrests, they say it was observant neighbors that lead them to the drugs.

At first glance you would never suspect that drug deals were going down in this neighborhood. But for a woman we'll call "Sarah," the news doesn't come as a shock.

"Not real surprised, seen it coming, watched the house a lot and saw a bunch of activity so I'm not real surprised I'm just glad it happened." Said "Sarah."

"Sarah" was just one of several neighbors who noticed things weren't quite right about this particular home.

"There were cameras in the windows, there was always traffic going in and out, always people going in and out and there was stuff noticed." Said "Sarah."

Police verified several tip calls and began building their case, even making some undercover drug purchases from Moe. On Thursday night, they executed their warrant and landed a very large drug bust.

"There was a lot of paraphernalia, there was 11.8 grams of methamphetamine, 3.2 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 286 grams of synthetic marijuana, over $1300 in cash was seized, there were 7 firearms and ammo seized, and there was also 2 surveillance cameras seized." Said Officer Sam Clemens.

KSFY showed "Sarah" and several people in the neighborhood a picture of the confiscated items, they all had the same reaction.

"I'm very scared by that picture, I have children and that's very scary in this neighborhood it's so quiet and nice here it's very scary!"Said "Sarah."

Riverdale Park is just a block away from Moe's home. Meaning he is in violation of a drug free zone and his charges could be increased. With Moe behind bars "Sarah" says she's not the only one in the neighborhood who's worries have been calmed.

"There's relief now, knowing they've been arrested and put in jail where they belong." Said "Sarah."

Police say this isn't the largest drug bust they've seen. But it was the largest amount of synthetic marijuana they recovered in a bust. 

Moe's 14-year-old son is being held at JDC. So far no others have been arrested but police are following additional leads.

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