Police arrest local for selling drugs, beer

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 27, 2004

According to police, Johnny Moore’s residence at 1313 Duke Street was a one-stop shop for snacks, sandwiches, alcoholic beverages and a little marijuana and cocaine thrown in on the side.

The narcotics division of the Selma Police Department, along with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Chief Wayne Odem, executed a search warrant at the home around 8 p.m. on July 23.

Once inside the residence detectives discovered that Moore, 60, had been operating his own business out of his home, selling food and drinks to go along with the drugs.

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Lt. John Brock of the Selma Police Narcotics Division said the residence was filled with sandwiches, coolers containing various brands of beer, and small amounts of marijuana and cocaine. There was also a large plastic bottle containing what police believed to be moonshine.

Police also confiscated two cellular phones and around $900 in cash.

Brock said Moore has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and illegally selling alcohol.

The suspect is

no stranger to police and he has been arrested on at least two separate occasions.

“This was the third search warrant that has been executed at Moore’s place,” Brock said. “We have arrested him once before and so has the Sheriff’s Department. This time, we got large amounts of beer and some drugs.”

Brock said police have received numerous reports of drug activity at the house and had been keeping an eye on the place.

“More charges will be following in this case,” Brock said.

At press time, Moore was held in police custody and went to his bond hearing on Monday.