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Pair arrested in Rally's drive-thru

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Melissa Moore
A Terre Haute couple got a little more than they bargained for when they stopped for a bite to eat at a closed restaurant late Saturday night.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Joshua Roach, 35, and Melissa Moore, 27, apparently pulled into the drive-thru to order food at Rally's restaurant, 1030 West State Road 42, Brazil. However, when the tellers asked for the driver to leave the drive-thru there was no response.

After repeated attempts, employees went to check on the occupants of the vehicle and discovered the couple was allegedly passed out.

Joshua Roach
The CCSD was contacted and deputies began an investigation, which located an undisclosed large amount of a substance that appeared to be methamphetamine in the vehicle.

The couple was taken into custody early Sunday morning and transported to the Clay County Justice Center. Both were preliminarily booked with felony charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance and one misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.

Facing $50,000 cash bonds (with no 10 percent allowed), both Roach and Moore remain incarcerated while awaiting formal court proceedings.

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This actually happened early Saturday morning. They pulled into the drive-thru at 7:30 am. Police were called at about 11 am after asked about 6 times for them to leave.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 1:11 AM

Wow! Look at what meth will do to you! Holy cow! They look like part of the Addam's Family....quite sad.

-- Posted by always skeptical on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 2:26 AM

NorthviewGirl: Employees actually let them sit there 3 1/2 hours before calling police? What was going on inside? The same thing as outside? HAHA I've almost fallen asleep waiting on my Hardee's order, but that's because they're made-to-order! And no, I'm not a Hardee's employee, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 8:09 AM

Dagnabbitt, it was Rally's NOT Hardees!!!!! READ before you speak!

-- Posted by clgruener on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 8:14 AM

I think Dagnabbitt is just mentioning that they've about fallen asleep at a Hardees...not meaning these people at Rally's. Derp...

-- Posted by Indymove on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 8:26 AM

Indymove: Thank you, you understood. Reading and understanding are two different things.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 9:17 AM

I often think the gene pool needs a lifeguard. Regardless, I'm sorry to see, once again, what meth is doing to my hometown. I wonder if the proposed new law, which would make some of the ingredients available only by prescription, would help Indiana out like it has Oregon?

-- Posted by Capt Brent on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 11:01 AM

KARMA .. gotta love it! I'm glad these two Meth-heads were apprehended.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 11:12 AM

She's only 27?!!!? She looks like she's "been rode hard & put away wet" one too many times! (in my opinion)

-- Posted by th1953 on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 9:19 PM

th1953.... "One too many times"?? to say the least!

-- Posted by WhyInBrazil on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 9:40 AM

You guys are skanks, you both need to grow up and realize, you ve been caught many time before this!!!!

-- Posted by eyes99 on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 6:20 PM

Some of you are not very well educated otherwise you would not be so quick to judge in this situation. First of all addiction is a sickness that needs medical treatment, none of you really know a single important detail about the two human beings you are running at the mouth about. I am so sure you are all perfect right? sure I bet you are. I am a well educated woman with a degree, a business a great family and I was once addicted to meth. Have any of you once considered there may be just a little more to the story than what is portrayed in a couple pics n some reporters version of the story. really you should be ashamed, it is people like you that put shame in our world NOT the ones needing help. What if these people have innocent children that read the hateful remarks you have posted SHAME ON YOU

-- Posted by sasRN81 on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 12:28 AM

sasRN81 - I'm happy that you have changed your life for the better, but (IMO) addition only becomes a "sickness" AFTER the choice is made to abuse drugs.

I've smoked my fair share of pot (in the day), and while I do not claim to be perfect, I realized early on that the path I was on could only get worse. That's the difference between you and I and those who are arrested numerous times for the SAME offense.

There's a huge difference (again, IMO) between bending the law (or breaking it) and making it your life's work to get high every day, shirk your responsibilities and steal from your Grandma to get drugs.

Opinions on here aren't about the rest of us being perfect. They're frustration with the laws that allow these repeat offenders to continually "choose" drugs over REAL LIFE. I've said it before: They can get a job like the rest of us.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 11:45 AM

Addiction is a weakness, not a sickness. I smoked for 10 years, I was not sick, I wanted to smoke. I put them down one day and never went back. Did it take will-power? Yeah. Did I still want one? Sure. I was never sick, I was doing what I wanted, and to heck with the consequences. At some point in life, we have to realize that a) Addiction is our own fault, not the manufacturer, or the retailer, or the doctor. b) Breaking the law is breaking the law, no matter the reason for doing so, "sick" or not. c)This country will continue going down the tubes until personal responsibility is restored.

Why don't we go talk to some cancer patients about how sick these abusers are and see if the suffering really compares. We need to start respecting the real victims, not the weak.

-- Posted by almostfootballfree on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 12:30 PM

ALMOST .. you hit the nail on the head. Congratulations on your recovery. It's a struggle, definitely .. but you are proof it CAN happen.

I applaud you.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 12:45 PM

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