St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann announced the arrest of a Violet man on various charges, including possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.
Around 3:30 P.M. on June 6, agents with the Special Investigations Division conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after it was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed and turning without signalling by hand or lamp on East Judge Perez Drive in Violet.
During the traffic stop, agents noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
As agents were questioning the driver, 25-year-old Kordell Moore, he tried to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended.
Following a search of Moore and his vehicle, agents recovered several clear plastic bags containing a total of more than 22 grams of heroin, 1.3 grams of cocaine, Ecstasy, Tramadol and a digital scale.
A fully-loaded Glock 26 .9mm handgun, which was reported as stolen, also was recovered, according to Sheriff Pohlmann.
A criminal history check was conducted on Moore which revealed he is currently on parole for a 2018 conviction for felon in possession of a firearm.
Moore was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison where he was booked on the following charges.
- Possession with intent to distribute heroin
- Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
- Possession of Ecstasy
- Possession of Tramadol
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Possession of a stolen firearm
- Resisting an officer
- Illegal tint
- Turn signal required
- Suspended driver’s license