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Narcotics Arrests and Seizures

Post Date:05/03/2018 11:30 am

On May 2, 2018, the Moorhead Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in a joint investigation with the Lakes to River Drug Task Force, Fargo Police Department Narcotics Unit, Metro Street Crime Unit, and DEA at the Super 8 motel as a result of on-going investigations.  Due to information involving prior violent history of one of the suspects, the Red River Regional SWAT Team was utilized. 

Dimitri Lamar Accardo-Rainey (25 years old from St. Cloud) and Richard Alan Staples Jr. (24 years old from Moorhead) were taken into custody without incident and are currently being held in the Clay County Jail.  Police seized approximately 1 pound of Marijuana, 14 grams of cocaine, and a .22 caliber Intratec semi-automatic handgun. 

A long form complaint through the Clay County Attorney's Office has been requested charging both parties with felony controlled substance possession and ineligible person possessing a firearm charges.  Dimitri Accardo-Rainey is additionally being held on a Stearns County Felony Terroristic Threats warrant.

Dimitri Accardo-RaineyRichard Staples Jr.Drugs_Firearm 

           Accardo-Rainey               Richard Staples Jr.

Moorhead Police Department

Captain Tory Jacobson


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