A Kentucky man was arrested in Carroll County this week in relation to a number of drug charges.
John William Moore II, 39, of Clearfield, Kentucky, was charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute a narcotic, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, seven counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana, two counts of possession of paraphernalia and one count of possession of distribution equipment, according to electronic court records.
A Mount Airy police officer was patrolling in the area of South Main Street and Ridgeside Drive when he conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with Kentucky plates, which was driven by Moore, after observing the vehicle’s rear tag lights were not illuminated.
When the officer pulled Moore over, he noted Moore was nervous and his hands were visibly shaking and he avoided eye contact, according to the Statement of Probable Cause. Moore’s eyes also appeared constricted.
Moore told the officer he was traveling from Baltimore back to Kentucky but had gotten lost looking for the Budget Inn, according to the statement.