Independence Police have arrested two people on illegal drug charges, after they executed a search warrant last month.

On April 25th, officers served a search warrant at an apartment at 1100 2nd Street NE in Independence.

During the search, police caught a fugitive in the home. 24 year old Christopher Melka had been wanted on a warrant for a Violation of Probation, and Failure to Appear for an Aggravated Misdemeanor warrant.

Melka was also charged with Gathering Where Controlled Substances are Used, Possession of Marijuana-2nd Offense, Possession of Cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Melka was held on a No Bond Hold.

Ally Bockenstedt. Photo from Independence Police
Ally Bockenstedt. Photo from Independence Police

The other person arrested was Ally Bockenstedt, identified as the apartment's tenant. She was charged with being an Accesory After the Fact (harboring a wanted fugitive). She was held in the Buchanan County jail on a $2,000 bond.

Independence Police Note that more arrests and charges may be forthcoming, and the incident is still under investigation.

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