Thomasville Times Enterprise


December 16, 2013

Coke, gun, ammo, cash seized in trafficking case

THOMASVILLE — Acting on a tip that drugs were being sold at a Festus Street residence, lawmen found not only drugs, but a loaded firearm, many rounds of ammunition and more than $1,600 in cash.

Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division agents, assisted by Thomasville police, executed a search warrant at 142 Festus, home of Frederick Moore, 25, who has been convicted of felony drug charges in the past.

“We found a glass container containing high-grade marijuana on a table in the living room area,” said Kevin Lee, narcotics/vice commander.

After seizing $1,685 from the house, officers began a search of the back yard — a location where Lee said suspects commonly hide contraband.

“One of the narcotics agents kicked some leaves over and found a jar. In this jar he found approximately two ounces of powder cocaine,” the commander explained.

In various spots in the back yard, narcotics agents and police detectives found plastic bags containing crack cocaine.

Also found inside the residence were numerous rounds of .38- and .45-caliber ammunition, along with a loaded Smith & Wesson semiautomatic firearm.

Digital scales were found, along with more glass jars Lee said were used to conceal drugs.

A vacuum-type sealing machine found at the house was used to seal bags of drugs for sale, the commander said.

Metal cups found at the house are commonly used to convert powder cocaine to crack cocaine. Lee said Moore — or someone — definitely was converting cocaine at the residence.

Officers found a total of more than six ounces of cocaine at the site.

Moore is charged with trafficking in cocaine, cocaine possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a park and school, marijuana possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a park or school, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and firearm use by convicted felon in commission of a crime.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.


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