Police: Summer Long Investigation Leads To Arrest In Middletown

Over the course of the summer, the Middletown Police Department conducted an investigation involving James Moore, 18, of Middletown, for his involvement in drug dealing and weapons offenses throughout Middletown, police said Friday.

Officials said on September 16th, 2021 two search warrants were executed on the 400 Block of North Catherine Street and Moore was taken into custody without incident.

Located during the search were a Polymer 80 non-serialized firearm and 92 rounds of 9mm ammunition. Additionally, 384 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, drug packaging material, Oxycodone, Alprazolam, and Hydrocodone pills were recovered along with suspected drug proceeds in the amount of approximately $900.00, according to police.

Moore was charged with Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 1 Quantity, three counts of Possession of a controlled substance and two counts of Endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and issued a $6,200 secured bond. Unable to post bail, Moore was transported to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.

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